In the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in Tennessee that killed five service members, it has been determined that military recruiters do not need weapons to protect themselves.
Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, nominated by Obama in April for deputy commandant, has decided that armed forces do not need arms. In an interview with the Marine Corps Times, he stated that “none of the military services are interested in arming recruiters…”
“Whichever way you stand on the Second Amendment, recruiters showing up armed is not going to make either educators or parents comfortable.”
As reported at CNN in July, likely radical Islamist Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez “sprayed a military recruiting center at a strip mall with bullets, then drove seven miles to assault Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga.” Four Marines were killed at the scene. “A Navy sailor, a Marine recruiter, and a police officer were wounded; the sailor died from his injuries two days later.”
Abdulazeez “had been in Jordan as recently as 2014 visiting an uncle. He visited Kuwait and Jordan in 2010…” A friend of the killer said he “changed after recent visit to the Mideast…” He also “conducted Internet searches on martyrdom…” It would not take a rocket scientist to determine that Abdulazeez targeted the military because he was a radical jihadist.
However, a motive has yet to be assigned in this case.
Instead of allowing riflemen to have rifles or armed forces to have arms, Obama’s military leaders…
“will implement security measures…[which will] allow Marines to take cover or evacuate in the event of an attack…”
As noted by Marine mom Ashley Edwardson of AllenWest.com, the excuses to “put our Marines in harm’s way with no means to fight back…” are “pathetic.”
This author concurs.
Hat tip: @Catydoodle