Governors in six states quickly order National Guardsmen to be armed, but even these soldiers will be disarmed on federal property

19 Jul , 2015  

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Governors in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana moved quickly over the weekend to allow their national guard troops being able to protect themselves.  Unfortunately, however, these national guard troops will still be disarmed on federal owned or leased property.  From the Military Times:

Governors in at least a half-dozen states ordered National Guardsmen to be armed in the wake of an attack on two military facilities in Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott went a step further Saturday by immediately relocated recruiters to armories.

In an executive order, the Republican governor said he wants Guard recruiters to move from six storefront locations into armories until state officials can evaluate and make security improvements, including possibly installing bullet-proof glass or enhanced surveillance equipment. . . .

UPDATE: AlabamaArizona, MississippiNebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin been added to the list.  In New Hampshire, 67 state legislators are pushing hard for the governor to allow their national guard to carry.


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