U.S. Air Force Arms personnel.
The U.S. Air Force has now decided to authorize three programs to grant service members the ability to carry firearms on and off. This came as a result of the Chattanooga Tennessee shooting at a recruiting station on July 16th, 2015. Major Keith Quick, the Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense Action Officer, said,
“We are now formalizing it and telling them how they can use these types of programs more effectively.”
You can read more about the security programs for the U.S. Air Force HERE.
The disarming of soldiers on military bases was actually enacted by President George W. Bush in the “Military Base Gun Regulations of 1992”. Interestingly enough, it was President Barack Obama who signed the National Defense Action Act, (NDAA) of 2015-2016 which allowed military personnel to carry “Appropriate” firearms in military installations and centers in the United States.
Now before you begin thinking the White House has change to a pro-firearms stance, know that the NDAA includes over 4000 sections of military maintenance, procurements, fuel reserves, and payroll requirements, and Barack Obama probably didn’t even realize this pro-firearms section even existed.
There’s a New Sheriff in Town
A New organization calling themselves the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, (CSPOA), is an organization who’s mission statement is to:
“Protect, Serve, Uphold, and Defend each citizen’s Natural, Unalienable Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness as outlined in our Bill of Rights, and our Constitution.”
The organization began out of the necessity to uphold the oath that they swore to and not to tread on the rights of it’s citizens with respect to the Second Amendment of the Constitution. They contend that, though there have been many horrific tragedies by people who committed them using firearms, they don’t believe the knee-jerk reaction by politicians should hinder the rights of law-abiding citizens.
The CSPOA believes that it is not the government that institutes government. Government, of right, is instituted solely by the people, that all political power is VESTED in and derived from the people. All government officials are charged, by the people, to secure the essential rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Well over 150 County Sheriffs and Peace Officers, all over the country are in alignment with this view.
White House Becomes Powerless on Gun Control
On January, 2016 President Barack Obama proposed his 4 step plan to reduce gun violence, and though the details of these regulations have not been made publicly, the plan required congress to allocate money to agencies to enforce this.
Soon after, the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch received a letter from the house appropriations committee letting her know that they will not be funding what they called the,
“unlawful limitations on the unambiguous Second Amendment Rights of Americans.”
…and they will not fund a “New Law” that directly contradicts the Second Amendment rights of it’s citizens. This statement rendered the White House utterly powerless in regulating his plans on gun control.