The FBI is considering the shooting at the U.S. Naval airbase in Corpus Christi, TX, a “terrorist” incident, and it demonstrates how America is under attack from without and within. Americans need to defend themselves against domestic threats, but also control immigration and secure the borders.
On Thursday, May 21, a gunman sped into the naval base and open fire, wounding a sailor before being killed by base security officers. Reports say that the shooter tried to rush through a gate at the naval base in a vehicle, but security personnel put up a barrier in time to stop the shooting. The gunman then got out of the car and opened fire, wounding a Navy security officer, but he was killed by security personnel during the exchange of fire.
The FBI has said there is a second potential suspect is at large, but they have not explained what has led them to believe the shooting is related to terrorism.
However, there have been four previous “unrelated” security incidents that occurred at the base in 2019, including a shooting on February 15, 2020. On that date, Daniel E. King was shot and killed after stealing a vehicle and crashing into a barrier at a base gate.
The Mexican border is only 160 miles (Weslaco, TX) from Corpus Christi, and possible terrorist infiltration amidst the illegal immigration has always been a concern. There is also the problem of domestic terrorism stirred up by leftist anti-American rhetoric.
Whether this was domestic or foreign terrorism, America is under attack on its soil, and we must act to protect ourselves. After this incident, the Democrats and liberals will probably want more gun-control, continue to advocate for open borders, and condemn anyone who speaks about radical Islam.