Texas Governor Orders National Guard To Arm Troops On Base

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from Breitbart.com,

The Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard got some new orders from Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday: You are authorized to carry loaded weapons on duty to protect yourself and the facility.

“It is with a heavy heart that I issue this order,” said Governor Abbott. “After the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these types of attacks on our own soil. 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.”

This follows similar action by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin who authorized their state troops to carry arms while on duty and in armories.

A total of five service members died in Chattanooga, four Marines on Thursday and a sailor several hours later in a hospital. Three other people were wounded by the Kuwaiti-born gunman.

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