6 Governors Order National Guard To Be Armed
The governors of six states – Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Indiana and Arkansas – have signed orders in the last several days to allow National Guard troops to carry loaded guns on base and at military recruiting centers in the U.S.
The moves come just days after a gunman opened fire at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing five people.
Ben Watson, news editor for Defense One, joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the orders, as well as the reason that National Guard service members are not armed when they are on base or at military recruiting centers.
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