Eight U.S.States have decided that their military personnel will no longer be unarmed. This decision comes on the heels of what happened in Chattanooga TN.
Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Indiana.
“As commander-in-chief of the Indiana National Guard, I will not permit our citizen-soldiers to remain unable to defend themselves and our citizens at facilities in our state,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said.
“They need to be safe and they need to be armed,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.
“It has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Likewise, as a means to preserve life, property and security, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindalordered the adjutant general to arm selected active duty members of the Louisiana National Guard.
“I want to join in those who are calling for greater security at our recruiting stations and military installations. We’ve had numerous instances of attacks. Clearly they are a target, and for us to have unarmed military personnel makes no sense, which is why I am directing Major General Mark Berry to arm full-time personnel as he deems necessary at military installations,” Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson said.
In response to what she called a “cowardly attack,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Falling authorized Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher to arm Guardsmen with whatever weapons he deems necessary for the security of the military facilities and protection of those within.
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