Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Operation Hero Guard: Protecting Military Recruiting Centers

From the Star-Telegram:
Armed with AR-15 and AK-47 semi-automatic weapons, members of an impromptu “Operation Hero Guard” stationed themselves outside a military recruiting center in downtown Cleburne to protect those who work inside.

The men said their volunteer effort is tied to the recent killing of five servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Two of the five men in Cleburne began standing guard Monday at the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station on Nolan River Road and said they will stay as long as necessary.

Terry Jackson, an Army veteran with 15 years of service, said he was stunned to hear of Thursday’s shooting rampage at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga and a nearby Navy Reserve center.

“That's unacceptable,” Jackson said, recalling his first thought. “It was unacceptable for our soldiers, sailors, our men and women of the military to go over and serve and go into combat, and then to come back here to the homeland and be gunned down on their home duty stations. They were going to work for their families and not coming home.”

...President Barack Obama, speaking Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Pittsburgh, said the U.S. is doing everything in its power to protect American military members.
That, of course, is not true.

Leaving them defenseless by unarming them is not protection, Obama.

Compare Obama's drivel to Scott Walker's action.

From the Associated Press:

Republican Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order Tuesday authorizing Wisconsin National Guard personnel to carry firearms while on duty in the wake of an attack on a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The governor's order directed Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, who oversees the Wisconsin National Guard, to arm guard personnel "as reasonably necessary." Walker also said in a news release that he ordered Dunbar to review the long-term security plans for all of the guard's facilities.

"Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga," Walker said in the release.

Dunbar immediately ordered the posting of armed guardsmen at the guard's four storefront recruiting stations in Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee, said Maj. Paul Rickert, the guard's spokesman. Visitors to those locations should be prepared to have their bags searched, Rickert said. The guard began a security review Monday evening after learning the order was about to come down, he added.

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