"Voyles-Konecny’s son, Jason, has been stationed there for the past 7 years. ‘He didn’t have a weapon to defend himself with,’ she said. ‘It’s hard to talk about, had he had that weapon, I’m confident he would have taken out that shooter.’
They defend us overseas, but they’re defenseless at bases. She said she doesn’t understand the reasoning behind the law. ‘Well for one thing, they’re trained. They know rules of engagement, we send them off to war, they have their guns, they come home, and then they’re taken away from them on their homes bases,’ she said. ‘They can’t defend their family, their coworkers, they can’t defend themselves.’
Voyles-Konecny said these men and women have been rendered helpless by policy she feels needs to be changed. She fears the issue will get swept under the rug and after 6 months, no one will remember to push for reform."