By Bob Owens
President Barack Obama and his Pentagon bureaucrats may not want our military recruiters to be able to defend themselves, but many outraged people in Congress certainly do.
I just got this press release from the office of Senator Steve Daines, announcing the Securing Military Personnel Response Firearm Initiative (SEMPER FI) Act to arm recruiters before we suffer another mass attack on military facilities while Obama pretends that we don’t have a problem.
Daines, Hunter Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Allow Military to Carry at Recruitment Centers
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today introduced legislation to allow military officers the ability to carry weapons at military recruitment centers.
The Securing Military Personnel Response Firearm Initiative (SEMPER FI) Act, which was introduced today in the Senate and the House, allows the military to authorize recruiters to be armed when they’re at recruitment centers or allows them to improve structural security at recruitment centers. The bill also limits the carrying of a sidearm to officers and non-commissioned officers.
In February 1992, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued Directive 5210.56, which stated that DoD policy was to “limit and control the carrying of firearms by DoD military and civilian personnel.”The DoD reissued the …read more
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