Chattanooga Shooting Could Signal The End Of Military Gun-Free Zones

Chattanooga Shooting Could Signal The End Of Military Gun-Free Zones

July 21, 2023 / Comments (2)


Since the Fort Hood shooting in 2009, many have been calling for an end to gun-free zones at military facilities.  It's taken six years and dozens of deaths, but that change is finally coming.

Chattanooga Shooting

In light of the recent Chattanooga shooting, governors in six states have announced plans to allow, and in some cases, even require, National Guardsmen to be armed while at military facilities.  While this is only a first step, it could be the start of some significant changes in how the men and women in uniform can defend themselves when the battle comes to their doorstep.

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“It has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these types of attacks,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement after issuing an executive order Saturday.

“Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our service men and women but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base,” Gov. Abbott added.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 21, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

2 Responses to :
Chattanooga Shooting Could Signal The End Of Military Gun-Free Zones

  1. Amber says:

    It should signal the end of gun-free zones for the military. If we are reducing our military services by 40,000 men,,they should all be given weapons. ,

    1. jimbow says:

      good idea!

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