Fort Hood Shooter Had Unregistered Pistol
Ivan Lopez had a .45-caliber Smith And Wesson semiautomatic handgun with him at Fort Hood that was not registered.
Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the senior officer at Fort Hood, said in a press conference that the suspect had a .45- caliber Smith and Wesson semiautomatic pistol. The weapon had been purchased recently and was not registered on base, he said.
Milley also said concealed-carry of weapons was not allowed on base. House Homeland Security Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX) said hours after the shooting that had troops been allowed to concealed-carry on base, they would have been able to defend themselves.