I spent 28 years in the Air Force. I fired a weapon 3 times in my 28 years of active duty. In ROTC summer camp, we shot M-16's for qualification. Five years later, I qualified with a handgun prior to going to Turkey. Prior to going to Turkey in 1995, we qualified with Glock 19's at Fort Brag. My boss in Ankara Turkey was a Two Star General. As far as I could tell, he was the only officer in the outfit who had a pistol. His pistol was secured in his quarters. I do not believe he carried a pistol to the office. The Turkish Military provided our security. None of our US officers had authority to carry a handgun. Many of our officers jogged 4 miles in the down town Ankara streets. It's a wonder none of our officers were not killed. At the time I was not interested in fire arms, but it wouldn't help because we could not have or carry a firearm. All Turkish Officers are issued a hand gun. What a way to run a railroad! 28 years as an Air Force Judge Advocate.