Last Updated on October 26, 2023
The United States Military knew Maine shooting suspect Robert Card was experiencing mental health issues yet did not discharge him. Last Summer, Card was only hospitalized for a few weeks after threatening to attack a National Guard Base. Many are wondering how Card was allowed to be released after making such a serious threat. Instead of blaming the military, Congressional Democrat Leadership in the House is blaming the 2nd Amendment for the Maine shooting.
According to U.S. Military Court Martial Law, Article 115 makes it illegal for members of the armed services to make threats against U.S. military bases. The minimum punishment for service members found guilty of violating Article 115 is mandatory discharge followed by 10 years minimum of confinement.
Many are asking why the United States military did not court marshal Mr. Card following the threats he made against his colleagues. If Card had been court marshaled, Card would be sitting in jail on a military base instead of committing mass murder.
Instead of blaming the breakdown in the U.S. military bureaucracy, Democrat Congressional Leadership is blaming the 2nd Amendment for the Maine tragedy.
Democrat House Leader Hakeem Jeffries posted to X, “Heartbroken by the news of another deadly mass shooting in Lewiston. Praying hard for all of the families impacted by this tragedy. Congress must act to combat the gun violence epidemic and stop the carnage.”
Republican Leadership in the House has yet to point out that the United States military failure to court marshal Card played a significant role in the shooting. House Republicans would be wise to open an impeachment inquiry into Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III over this incident. The buck in military leadership stops with the Secretary of Defense. It’s Austin’s responsibility to ensure a system is in place to jail military members like Card before American citizens are harmed.
Card is still on the run as of noon Thursday. Stay with NationalFile for continuing coverage of this story.