OK Gov. Mary Fallin Authorizes Arming Certain Military Personnel on Military Installations

Following the tragic shooting in Chattanooga, TN. that left five men dead, many are questioning the wisdom of making military installations gun free zones. Among those taking action is Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin (R), who has authorized the arming of military personnel on certain military bases.

<> on January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

<> on January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

From The Blaze:

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) authorized Friday the state’s adjutant general to arm military personnel at certain military facilities, in the wake of Thursday’s deadly attacks in Chattanooga.

“Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities.”

“For that reason, I want to make sure that our National Guardsmen are authorized to arm themselves at our military facilities,” the Republican governor added.

Fallin issued executive order 2015-35, which called the Chattanooga shooter a “terrorist” and “cowardly killer.”

The order authorized Oklahoma adjutant general Maj. Gen. Robbie L. Asher to “arm certain full-time military personnel on military installations throughout Oklahoma with weaponry as deems necessary to adequately provide for the security of the facilities and their occupants.”

“Such installations shall include, but not be limited to, military recruiting offices,” it said.

If common sense reforms save even one military life, isn’t it worth it?

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