America’s servicemen and women are coming forward and demanding the President Barack Obama allow them to carry concealed firearms on military bases in America!
After several so-called “workplace violence” shootings at U.S. military facilities, 81 percentof military servicemen and women want the ability to carry a concealed weapon on stateside military bases, according to a new Rasmussen Report survey.
The Washington Times reports that after the murder of five unarmed military personnel in Chattanooga, Tennessee, an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was proposed in Congress which would allow military personnel to carry concealed weapons.
Also in response to the Tennessee shooting, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sent a two-page memo to service secretaries asking them to review gun policies to meet security threats.
“The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DoD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by Homegrown Violent Extremists,” Mr. Carter wrote. “This incident and the ongoing threat underscore the need for DoD to review its force protection and security policies, and procedures, particularly for off-installation DoD facilities.”
Conservative Tribune reports that the review of this policy could mean more armed guards on bases, or it could result in troops being allowed to carry weapons. The troops would obviously prefer the latter.
The Islamic State group has made it clear that it wants its followers in America to kill U.S. troops whenever and wherever possible. They are bringing this war to our soil, and we need to adapt accordingly.
It’s naive to believe that our troops are safe behind a chainlink fence with a checkpoint at the entrance. In order for our military to have a fighting chance, they need the ability to be armed at all times, in accordance with their Second Amendment right.
We wouldn’t send them into a battle overseas with no weapons, so why are we disarming them stateside, where the battle is continuing?
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