Tuesday, April 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A revised Department of Defense report on the November shooting of 14 people at Fort Hood has centered blame on the ready availability of firearms at U.S. Army bases. The report concluded: "While Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a radical Muslim, may have pulled the trigger while screaming 'Allahu akbar,' the greater fault lies with those who filled Ft. Hood with guns, turning it into an armed camp." The report's recommendations included a Tanks for Running Shoes buy back program and a "pledge to be taken by all soldiers, renouncing violence and embracing a smart, common sense approach to conflict resolution that sees all sides as friends who haven't bonded yet."