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    The easiest way to do this, is to go to the front desk, and put your weapon in a locked box. You have a key and the hotel has a key. I have done this several times.

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    Great, I make the plans necessary to safe my weapon while in OK, and then tonight, on the discussion board for my son's unit I see this:

    Lawton, OKla._

    On the heels of a brutal home invasion that led to the arrests of four Fort Sill soldiers, military personnel are on edge after they were rumored to be the target of gang retaliation.

    Several military installations including Altus Air Force base, Tinker Air Force base, and even Fort Sill all released statements Friday afternoon that stated that military personal were asked to be extra cautious due to an ongoing investigation.

    Both Altus and Tinker Air Force base also said they were asking military personnel not wear their military uniforms for extended periods of time while eating or shopping, or while traveling to and from the Lawton area.

    Lawton Police Chief Ronnie Smith said despite the precautionary measures, no confirmed threat to the military had been made, but instead that rumors claimed some of the victims from the home invasion were Lawton gang members and because of that, their fellow gang members were seeking revenge on anyone they believed to be military personnel.

    Even more shocking than the brutal home invasion itself that left six people injured, four with gunshot wounds , were the arrests of four Fort Sill soldiers.

    "I'm actually appalled I've lived here 15 years and I've never seen anything like this and its a little bit scary you know not knowing who's doing what around here.", said a Lawton woman who did not want to be identified.

    Another man who also did not want to be indented, retired from the Army and said hearing that soldiers could be responsible for the violent home invasion made him feel like they weren't following the code of laws or morals they originally signed up for when they joined the military.

    "they're supposed to defend the constitution and protect the nation and when you do something like that it makes everybody look bad in the military."

    Lawton resident Phyllis Moore said that it's was shame that the military was being associated with the isolated incident.

    "I think there's something we really need to do to cut down on this crime, I really do. And our military being in that is really bad for the guys that's honest in the military that's trying to make a career out of it, it really gives them a bad name."

    And while many people hold military personnel to a higher moral code, one woman who did not want to be identified as well wanted to remind others that all groups of people regardless of their moral standards are subject to crime.

    "I'm more aware that there are the same types of people in the trenches of the city that are actually serving our armed services.


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    Then this response from the official official:

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    @curtis, we will make sure that we place the necessary precautions before the Soldiers leave post to go on their passes. and each Soldier will be briefed on where they can and can't go.

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    Now I'm rethinking leaving it "secured" at a dealer and seeing if the hotel has a lock box or leaving it in a gun safe in my vehicle at the gate parking and walking in regardless of the weather. I know the odds of anything happening are not much, but I prefer to have the advantage for that small percentage also.
    "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the "heck" they please".-John Wayne

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