Air Force Says Ok to Guns on Base
Last year’s attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee in which 5 service members were killed by a terrorist at two recruiting centers prompted the Air Force review of gun policy on bases. They have sent out a letter to base commanders telling them that subordinates may be authorized to carry weapons in or out of uniform, making sure they are in a position to protect their bases.
“Finally, someone in the federal government is recognizing what has been obvious to sheriffs and police across the country. Concealed handgun permit holders have stopped dozens of what would have clearly been mass public shootings.” John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center
One branch finally stepped up to the plate
Fox News wrote,
“…three programs established by the Integrated Defense team enable commanders to increase security through conceal-carry. One of the new initiatives, the Unit Marshal Program, enables commanders at every level permission to work with security forces to train Air Force members and allow them to open carry their M9 service pistol at their duty location.
The Security Forces Staff Arming program enables more security officers to carry a government-issued weapon while on duty.”
Charging Service members for shooting at terrorists?
As we previously reported, Lt.Commander Timothy White shot at one of the terrorists in Chattanooga with a gun he brought to his workplace in violation of standard Navy regulations. At first it looked like the Navy was going to charge him, then they denied they were.
But the decision to charge him for discharging a firearm in a government building is still up in the air. Never mind that lives were at stake, it was the rules that mattered to the brass.
“The investigation is still working its way through the leadership process.” Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman
A liberal from the Campaign to stop Gun Violence stated to Fox News,
“…But the men and women leading our military understand their mission and the risks that come with barracks and mess halls full of guns…Don’t hold your breath waiting for them to embrace America’s degenerate gun culture. They won’t, and thank God given the potential implications for national defense.” Ladd Everitt (Emphasis mine)
USAF the first to figure it out
The men and women of our armed forces are taught how to shoot and when. The Air Force programs are designed to help. They are called “Armed Forces” for a reason and they need to be ARMED. Protection of the citizens of American MUST come first, above and beyond. It appears that at least the Air Force has figured it out.