In June 2015 Senator John McCain refused a GOP amendment to arm troops on US bases.
In July 2015 four Marines and a sailor were gunned down at a recruiting center in Chattanooga.
Democrats then admitted they were investigating the Navy Officer who shot at the Islamic terrorist during the attack.
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Now President Trump wants to change this law.
President Trump said Friday he will review policies that keeps troops from carrying weapons on base.
President Donald Trump said Friday that he would review policies that keep troops from carrying personal weapons onto military bases.
“If we can’t have our military holding guns, it’s pretty bad,” Trump said in a wide-ranging speech to the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Maryland, “and I’m going to look at that whole policy on military bases.”
“So we want to protect our military. We want to make our military stronger and better than it’s ever been,” Trump continued in the speech, in which he also renewed his call for allowing trained teachers and military retirees to carry concealed weapons in schools.
Schools and military bases currently are “gun-free zones” that are easy targets for deranged shooters such as the one in Parkland, Florida, who killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, Trump said.