In the wake of the ‘Gun Free Zone’ attack in Tennessee, seven State Governors have announced that executive actions have been given to their respective National Guardsmen personnel to give the option to carry firearms at will. The states with the knee-jerk reactions for a select few to carry guns for protection are Indiana, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. While currently all these states require some sort of licensing, fees, and permission for their citizens to protect themselves with a firearm. Do these hand-picked military personnel get to bypass the restrictions that the civilians must endure to exercise their Human Right to self-defense?
In Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said “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.” In Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated “They need to be safe and they need to be armed,”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said. He also moved the recruiting center storefronts to the nearest Military bases until this is implemented. In Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “It has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal “Likewise, as a means to preserve life, property and security” he ordered the adjutant general to arm selected active duty members of the Louisiana National Guard.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined in too, “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.” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s response to what she called a “cowardly attack,” She instructed Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher to feel free to arm Guardsmen with whatever weapons he deems necessary for the protection and security of the military facilities. A recent entry to this party is Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, In a press release, Ricketts says his authorization adds additional protection to servicemen and women who need every available resource provided to them to defend themselves and our National Guard installations. The Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam himself is dragging his feet and so far only directing his people to asses the situation and speed up this issuance of gun carry permits to those who qualify, thus saving his state from losing their permit revenue.
U.S. Representative Scott Des Jarlais from Tennessee has drafted new legislation titled the “Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act” which would repeal the Bush Sr. 1992 Directive to regulate military personnel from carrying firearms in military recruitment offices and on bases. Bush 41 Directive Guns on Military Bases U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, from Wisconsin and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says that he plans to introduce a similar bill very soon for the Senate side.
“By disarming the Armed Forces, gun-free policies at military facilities have made our men and women in uniform easy targets for terrorist attacks,” Johnson said in a statement.
While all these back and forth gun regulations are bouncing around like a pinball, why not just remove all the shackles from everyone and rid Gun Control completely. When this occurs there will be a more peaceful society and crime rates will lower.
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
Bravo Gentleman, way to take the lead. During my military tenure one of the things that I prided myself most in was the ability to take appropriate action in the absence of orders, both in war and peace time. This is the true sign of a good leader in my opinion. You gentleman did just that. We all know that Mr. Oblahblah is a pompous airbag that supports muslims over americans, give them nuclear weapons and turns a blind eye to the facty that we are dealing with a group of radical islamists that have NO place on the shores of the United States of America. We need to impeach this man and rescind all his crap programs like Obamacare and the Iran Nuclear deal.
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