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Gov. Orders Texas National Guard to be Armed

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Gov. Abbott orders National Guardsmen to be armed after attacks

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he has authorized the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard to arm Guardsmen at military facilities across Texas. 
 
Abbott joins governors in Florida and Louisiana in the call to arm Guardsmen after a gunman attacked a recruiting center and a Marine-Navy reserve facility in Chattanooga earlier this week.
 
"After the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil," Abbott said. "Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our servicemen and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base."
 
U.S. military officials have said they will review security measures for their recruiters but that it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.

http://www.fox4news.com/story/29580066/gov-abbott-orders-national-guardsmen-to-be-armed-after-attacks

 

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Lets not forget this...

 

Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas State Guard — separate from the National Guard also under his control — to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15 to protect residents' safety as well as property and constitutional rights.

The military says it's just a training exercise, and many disregarded the connections to impending martial law made by some websites as a conspiracy theory.

The governor's office downplayed the move, saying it fell in line with the state guard's standard responsibility of acting as a liaison when federal military deploys in Texas for any reason.

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2015/04/30/texas-guard-jade-helm/26603719/

 

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Gov. Abbott orders National Guardsmen to be armed after attacks

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he has authorized the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard to arm Guardsmen at military facilities across Texas. 
 
Abbott joins governors in Florida and Louisiana in the call to arm Guardsmen after a gunman attacked a recruiting center and a Marine-Navy reserve facility in Chattanooga earlier this week.
 
"After the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil," Abbott said. "Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our servicemen and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base."
 
U.S. military officials have said they will review security measures for their recruiters but that it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.

http://www.fox4news.com/story/29580066/gov-abbott-orders-national-guardsmen-to-be-armed-after-attacks

 

I could never even imagine them ever not being armed!

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants guns in the hands of military personnel at military facilities statewide. He announced Saturday that he will authorize the Texas National Guard to arm servicemen and women on Texas bases.

Currently, installations affiliated with the National Guard prohibit weapons from being brought to locations. The Governor plans to change that.

“Arming the National Guard at the bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our servicemen and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the bases,” the Governor said in a released statement.

The weapon authorization comes after the shooting deaths of four Marines and a Navy Sailor in Chattanooga Tennessee.

In Grand Prairie, the former Naval Air Base Dallas is now the Armed Forces Reserve Complex, that includes The Texas National Guard Heliport.

On the guard side of the facility, an armed private security guard oversees the entrance. At the Reservists entrance, signs issue notice that weapons are prohibited.

The Governor said military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves.

Guns on bases, carried by those affiliated with the Texas National Guard, will soon become a standard, not the exception.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/07/18/governor-abbott-to-order-national-guard-to-carry-guns-on-base/

 

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I could never even imagine them ever not being armed!

me neither... especially many

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me neither... especially many

Why send out the troops to monitor the situation, and not give them a means of
stopping something that's a no no?

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Why send out the troops to monitor the situation, and not give them a means ofstopping something that's a no no?

But how are they monitoring them when everything is being kept hidden? How can they see whats inside?

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Looks like a few other states are getting on board...

 

More Governors Arming National Guardsmen in Wake of Deadly Tennessee Shootings

 

Governors in at least a half-dozen states ordered National Guardsmen to be armed in the wake of an attack on two military facilities in Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott went a step further Saturday by immediately relocated recruiters to armories.

In an executive order, Scott said he wants Guard recruiters to move from six storefront locations into armories until state officials can evaluate and make security improvements, including possibly installing bullet-proof glass or enhanced surveillance equipment.

Scott said during an interview with CNN that recruiting centers could be targets and that’s why he wants the National Guard moved until officials are “comfortable” that they will be safe.

“We’ve got to understand that you know we have people in our country that want to harm the military,” Scott said. “They need to be safe and they need to be armed.”

As governor, Scott oversees the Florida National Guard and can act without federal involvement. He ordered officers to make sure all full-time members of the guard are armed “in the interest of immediately securing Florida National Guardsmen who are being targeted by ISIS.”

Governors in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana took similar actions.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday said he authorized the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard to arm Guardsmen at military facilities across Texas.

“After the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil,” Abbott said. “Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our servicemen and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base.”

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday also ordered the arming of the National Guard.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday evening ordered the arming of National Guard personnel; Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin issued a similar order Friday, as did Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

All the governors who’ve so far taken these actions are Republicans.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter late Friday asked the military services to determine if additional steps can be taken to ensure people are safe at military installations, and said he wants a report back by the end of next week.

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais said he has drafted legislation entitled the “Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act” that would repeal bans on military personnel carrying firearms on military recruitment facilities and bases. Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to introduce a similar bill.

“By disarming the Armed Forces, gun-free policies at military facilities have made our men and women in uniform easy targets for terrorist attacks,” Johnson said in a statement.

U.S. military officials have said they will review security measures for their recruiters but that it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/18/more-governors-arming-national-guardsmen-in-wake-of-deadly-tennessee-shootings/

 

 

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But how are they monitoring them when everything is being kept hidden? How can they see whats inside?

They can't, but an outside view is far better than no view at all!

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Everyone would be wise to search out their own cities highway and main street traffic cams.
Much will be revealed there. I even did a thread about posting your own cities cams there a
few months back, but of course, not one single reply. Maybe I'll try to locate the link and repost
it again on the forum with a bump.

Correction... not very many replies!

Edited by Cryptic Mole

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I was recently in Houston, cameras everywhere along the freeways. There were even temporary cameras set up on tripods on both sides of the lanes (left and right) so that they don't miss anyone. Now if they were speed cameras, its entirely possible to get 10-11 tickets by the time you get to the end. Also there are roads not labeled taking pictures of your license plates. I seen it happen to the vehicle in front of me where it took multiple pictures of the license plates of the back of the vehicle. I had no choice but to keep going. It did the same to me. 

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