DOING WHAT THE FEDS WON’T: Oklahoma gov orders arms for state military personnel.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) issued an executive order late Friday authorizing certain full-time military personnel in her state to be armed following a deadly shooting the previous day in Tennessee.
“Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement accompanying her executive order.
“It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities,” she said.
Fallin’s order applies to those on military installations in Oklahoma, including recruiting offices like the one where a gunman opened fire in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, before killing four Marines.
Her order allows for weaponry deemed by Adjutant General for Oklahoma Maj. Gen. Robbie L. Asher “necessary to adequately provide for the security of the facilities and their occupants.”