“Witnesses said that after wounding soldiers once or twice, he shot them again as they lay on the floor or crouched behind partitions,” nytimes.com reports from the trial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. “Some he shot in the back. Staff Sgt. Alonzo M. Lunsford Jr. [above] told of being shot at as he lay bleeding outside and was being given first aid . . . Sergeant Manning watched Major Hasan shoot from a right-to-left motion, ‘firing as fast as he can acquire targets,’ he said Friday. He was first shot in the chest. After he went down, he was shot in the thigh as he tried to crawl away. Then he was shot a third, fourth, fifth and sixth time.” Quite aside from the Army’s heinous decision to label this terrorist attack “workplace violence,” ignoring the President’s unforgivable omission of Ft. Hood’s victims during his post-Aurora and post-Newtown anti-gun litanies, the question remains: what would have happened if the soldiers at Fort Hood had been armed when Major Hassan began his attack? At the risk of invoking the ghost of George Orwell, disarmament kills.