I can confirm, with my time on active duty, that unless I absolutely had to have a weapon (Field, range, deployment), I had no access to one. I could rest assured that one was on the shelf, locked in the armory, if the call came. But have one in the barracks, h*ll no.
Even my personal firearms had to be locked in the armory when I wasn't transporting them off base to shoot, because that was the only place I could use them. Not on base.
I totally agree with the Representative's positions, and I agree that it will be tough defining what's banned but it's about time for these changes.
During the previous ban which expired in 2004, firearms were grandfathered and the person to person market (without required background checks) made "pre-ban"weapons available. That also needs tightened rules such as requiring all sales to go through an FFL or allowing civilian use of the NCIS background check system.
Blasphemy to lots of gun owners, but this Marine is tired of this BS and the corruption/inaction of our leadership.