Posted July 20, 2015 4:32 pm by Comments

By Dan Zimmerman

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The feds forbid military personnel from carrying firearms while on duty in the US (other than guards and MPs). But according to a Washington Post report, one of the murdered Chattanooga Marines may have defied that order. “The FBI has recovered a pistol that might have been privately owned and used by one of the Marines killed here during the shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center Thursday, according to law enforcement officials. Investigators are trying to determine based on forensics if the pistol, a 9mm Glock, was used in an exchange with the shooter, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, and possibly wounded him, officials said.” . . .

While politicians across the spectrum from Donald Trump to Ted Cruz to a few obscure Democrat back-benchers have called for a change in that policy, the brass isn’t so sure. But if the WaPo report is any indication, some soldiers may not be waiting for the official blessing to defend themselves through force of arms.

One tidbit that we hadn’t seen reported previously was this:

Prior to entering the reserve center, Abdulazeez had fired more than 50 rounds into a recruiting office 15 minutes …read more

Source:: Truth About Guns

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