ISIS threat to SEAL base exposes Navy ban on personal firearms protection

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“The Navy itself has ordered the same men to be armed only with bare hands and/or improvised weapons of opportunity, such as a sharp stick or a rock…”

One of only two Navy SEAL training bases was the recipient of a phone threat ostensibly from the ISIS global Islamic Jihad terrorist network. As reported by the right-of-center Breitbart.com news portal on Sept. 28, 2014, a rather terse call was received at the San Diego SEAL training base late last week, but Navy officials were quick to discount the call as simply a “non-credible” prank. However, be it a prank or otherwise, the news report brings to light that the highly trained and equally lethal Navy special operators are expressly forbidden by the same Navy they serve from carrying personally owned firearms while aboard any given Naval installation, even if the sailor in question should have a civilian Concealed Carry Permit/License (CCP/CCL)

The Fox News affiliate in San Diego KSWB reported of a threatening call to the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado with the short and rather cryptic message of only “ISIS is on the ground.” With a Navy official speaking to KSWB on the grounds of anonymity, the official did verify that the call went straight to the three-phase, 24-week BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALS) training facility located on the base.

While SEAL (SEa, Air, Land) operatives are more-than-slightly proficient at dispatching enemy personnel with everything from edged weapons to AT-4 Anti-Tank rockets and everything in between, if terrorists were to assault Coronado or any other military installation around the globe, the Navy itself has ordered the same men to be armed only with bare hands and/or improvised weapons of opportunity, such as a sharp stick or a rock. Per the Department of the Navy’s OPNAVINST 5530.14E CH-1 dated 19 April 2010 makes clear servicemen are strictly verboten from having any type of “weapon which launches a projectile” to include BB guns and/or pellet guns while aboard base.

If any lingering doubt should persist in the minds of America’s warriors regarding the circumstances of having personal weapons on base, the Navy issued an update in the form of a GENADMIN (General Administrative) from the Chief of Naval Operation to all hands effective May, 2010. In part, the head honcho for the Navy made clear, “ALL PERSONAL FIREARMS APPROVED BY THE INSTALLATION COMMANDING OFFICER FOR TRANSPORT ON A NAVY INSTALLATION SHALL BE TRANSPORTED ONLY AFTER INSTALLATION SECURITY HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, THE FIREARMS ARE UNLOADED, AND THEY ARE IN THE TRUNK OF THE VEHICLE.  IF THE VEHICLE HAS NO TRUNK, THE FIREARM MUST BE DISASSEMBLED, OR SECURED WITH A TRIGGER OR CHAMBER-STYLE LOCK, AND STORED IN A LOCKED CONTAINER. AMMUNITION WILL BE TRANSPORTED IN A SEPARATE COMPARTMENT FROM THE ONE IN WHICH THE FIREARM IS STORED.”

3 thoughts on “ISIS threat to SEAL base exposes Navy ban on personal firearms protection

  1. Are they out of their minds??? What the hell is wrong with this government, they are all wack jobs, what are they thinking with?? It sure is not their heads.

  2. I would say has the government lost there mind but first you have got to have a mind. but first of all these are the best of the best of America THEY ARE AMERICA and they can’t trust them with a gun on base on there person are you sh#%ing me have we completely lost our minds. we can trust them with top top secrets and other peoples lives but we can’t trust them with a gun tools of the trade on base… somebody needs to rethink that one before some important person gets killed because there are not armed that is what they do that is what they are for. thats is like asking a boxer to cut off his hands and fight tomorrow night ,you people are nuts. every one of are men and women should get out of the military as soon as possible. If that is what the government thinks of them. it looks like to me THAT THE ONLY HARD DAY IS EVERY DAY! IF YOU ARE A SEAL!!!!

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