By Bob Owens
The Washington Post is reporting that one of the Marines killed last Thursday in Chattanooga may have used his personal handgun to wound the domestic Islamic terrorist who attacked their facility:
The FBI has recovered a pistol that might have been privately owned and used by one of the Marines killed here Thursday during the shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center, according to law enforcement officials.
Investigators are trying to determine based on forensics whether the pistol, a 9mm Glock, was used in an exchange with the shooter, M_______ Y______ A_________*, and possibly wounded him, officials said.
The standard-issue pistol for military personnel authorized to carry a sidearm is a variant of the 9mm Beretta 92. According to the Marine unit’s commanding officer, Maj. Mike Abrams, Marines are not authorized to carry personally owned firearms while at the support center.
An FBI spokesman declined to comment.
The shooting has prompted calls to arm military personnel at bases and other facilities, including recruiting centers, in the United States. In the 1990s, the Pentagon restricted who can carry weapons on domestic military facilities, ostensibly to make them safer by allowing only military police to carry weapons in most situations.
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Source:: Bearing Arms