This morning I saw a report stating that 52 felons had entered military bases this year. I find this laughable. As the(former) General Manager of an office furniture installation company that has installed millions and millions of dollars in furniture at Ft. Lewis(Stimulus money. I wish I had photos of the millions of dollars in brand new furniture the Army threw away, just to get "newer" Stimulus stuff.), I can say first hand that this is a lie. If the goal is to keep felons from the bases(and therefore guards guns), why did I personally send 15-20 felons to Ft. Lewis in 2011 and another 10-15 in 2012? Then, 2 convicted felons were caught with marijuana going into the base. They were already felons, then got busted with the pot. The only thing that happened is that they were no longer allowed at Ft. Lewis(but only for a little while. I believe they are both back on site right now as I type this.), so the company just started sending them to Fairchild in Spokane. Apparently the bases don't communicate at all, and don't check backgrounds unless 13 people die, then they claim to do more than they do, which is nothing at all. So, if the goal I to keep felons off the bases(and therefore away from guards and their guns, because apparently armed guards can't defend themselves.), how could any of what I described happen? These "guards" sit around telling dick jokes, all the while sure that nothing cold possibly happen in America, even more sure that everyone they see is a friendly face. If that were the case, WHY WERE YOU GIVEN AN M4 TO GUARD THE GATE? Complacency is the only answer. Here is what I see. First, allow anyone onto the base, because who has time, or wants to hassle all these people coming through the gate with drugs and guns? Then, when anything happens, pretend that you care about the safety of the people(the shooter can gut anyone on the base, but I guarantee he can't get within a 1/4 mile of the room where all the surveillance and illegal crap is done.) and tell lies about keeping felons out and how many felons entered anyway. If this one furniture company sends 15 felons a year to Ft. Lewis, how many are coming from other companies on other bases? A lot more than 52, I can promise that. Do I call FOX News and tell them what I know? Will they care? Will the security at the base be held accountable for letting barred people on the base? I am proud to be n American, but man, does our government make it hard sometimes.