Momentum Building for Repealing Gun Free Zones
The recent terrorist attack on military servicemen in Tennessee is the latest tragedy inflicted on our service members stationed in the United States.
And unless Congress acts, it won’t be the last.
While open and concealed carry laws have sent crime among the civilian population plunging, violent killings on military bases has exploded since Bill Clinton made them gun-free zones in 1993.
34 people have been gunned down on military bases under Obama alone. Another 55 have been wounded.
Neither NBC News nor USA Today could find mass shootings at military bases before the ban was imposed in the early 1990s.
It’s gotten so bad, armed civilians are now protecting our military.
And now terrorist groups like ISIS are planning more attacks on military bases here in the United States.
It’s time to stop the madness.
Republican Congressmen Scott DesJarlais (TN), Jody Hice (GA) and Duncan Hunter, Jr. (CA) have introduced bills repealing the deadly Clinton military gun ban and allowing service members to carry the weapons they’re trained to use.
GOA is supporting these bills.
And in the Senate, Republican Senators Jerry Moran (KS) and Steve Daines (MT) have introduced their own bills repealing the ban.
Senator Daines immediately published a press release announcing his bill had the backing of the GOA.
“It’s a reality of the post 9-11 world that terrorists and radicals will look to strike soft targets and we shouldn’t pretend that incidents similar to what happened in Tennessee couldn’t happen elsewhere,” said Daines.
GOA’s Tim Macy agreed, noting that any ban which keeps military recruiters from carrying firearms for their own protection is “outrageous” and puts “lives at risk” — especially because we “know that these people may be targeted for attack.”
ACTION: Click here to send pre-written letters to your Representative and Senators. Tell your Representative to co-sponsor and vote for Rep. DesJarlais’ H.R. 3115, Rep. Hice’s H.R. 3138 and Rep. Hunter’s H.R. 3139. And urge your Senators to co-sponsor and vote for Sen. Daines’ S.1819 and Sen. Moran’s S. 1823.