Under a new “directive” called “Arming and the Use of Force,” the Department of Defense (DoD) is going to allow soldiers to carry guns…on military bases and office facilities.
The Washington Free Beacon has reported that the DoD released its 26-page directive that minutely details how and when service personnel might be able to be armed on base for personal protection. TGM has obtained a copy of that policy.
Upon learning of the document, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told the Free Beacon, “Only the government could take 26 pages to justify the right and need to have a firearm for self-defense. It took the founding fathers only a sentence: The Second Amendment.”
Jennifer Baker, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, told the publication, “It is a good first step in that it recognizes personal protection is a valid issue for service members, but there are many roadblocks in the way of making that option available.”
The move comes more than a year after attacks on a recruiting office and navy facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
There were also attacks at Fort Hood, TX, in 2009 and 2014, and at the Washington, DC, Navy Yard in 2013.