FINALLY: Governor Authorizes Arming Certain Military Personnel on Military Bases

Published on July 17, 2015

The Governor of Oklahoma is taking steps to make sure another massacre doesn’t happen in her state.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) authorized Friday the state’s adjutant general to arm military personnel at certain military facilities, in the wake of Thursday’s deadly attacks in Chattanooga.

“Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities.”

“For that reason, I want to make sure that our National Guardsmen are authorized to arm themselves at our military facilities,” the Republican governor added.

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