Georgia Congressman Wants to Arm Military Recruiters

Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter wants to make sure the deadly terror attack against military recruiters that happened in Chattanooga don’t happen here.

To ensure service members are able to protect themselves, Carter has cosponsored H.R. 3115, the Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act, to require the Department of Defense to permit members of the Armed Forces who have received firearms training and are authorized to use firearms to carry military-issued firearms on bases and at recruitment facilities. Currently, most service members are prohibited from carrying military-issued firearms on military bases and recruitment centers.

“As the proud Representative of four military installations in the First District, ensuring the protection of all servicemembers is a top priority of mine,” Carter said. “It is clear from senseless terror attacks like the tragedy in Chattanooga that military installations and recruitment centers have become terrorist targets, yet Department of Defense policy does not allow servicemembers to protect themselves.  We cannot continue to allow the brave men and women who defend our nation to be sitting ducks here at home. Terrorism exists abroad and domestically and our military personnel must be armed and able to defend themselves at all times.”

Carter represents Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Moody Air Force Base in the United States House of Representatives.

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