‘Bout Time: Ohio National Guard Centers No Longer ‘Gun-Free Zones’

As President Obama readies his next tyrannical act dedicated to circumventing Congress in order to issue executive orders to undermine our Second Amendment liberties, state-run governments are coming to understand the importance of guns in the right peoples’ hands.

Ever since the shooting of unarmed sailors and Marines at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the nation has been alerted to a sobering fact: our American service members, who we train in the proper usage of firearms, are not trusted to carry firearms at military facilities.

Let that sink-in for a moment: the very people we pay to train, pay to arm and expect to take-up arms against America’s enemies are not trusted with such firearms in day-to-day life.

The left continually pretends that their efforts to undermine the Second Amendment are efforts that will only affect the “bad people” with guns; as this administration has refused to allow the arming of service members, it seems clear that they are interested in disarming the “good people” as well.

Thankfully, though the federal government’s executive branch is run by an anti-gun zealot who is willing to jeopardize lives in the pursuit of furthering his unconstitutional agenda, state government-run National Guards are run by state executives and Ohio just brought commonsense back to the Buckeye State.

Since December 18th, 2015, National Guard centers are no longer “gun-free” zones. The change in policy is a result of a “security review and update” ordered by Republican Governor John Kasich in the aftermath of the Tennessee shooting.

72 National Guard facilities now enjoy the right to carry on the premises and recruitment offices in Columbus, Dayton, Findlay, and Painesville have reopened after they had been moved to armories for the safety of personnel following the attack.

The move is a welcomed return to commonsense and while we should commend Ohio officials for yielding to reason in this matter, in all reality, we should be outraged that this simple move is news of any kind.

It’s wonderful that Ohio allows trained professionals to have guns. However, that’s how it should always have been and how it should be in every state of the union.

How can we maintain any level of self-respect as a nation if we allow policies so contrary to commonsense like the disarming of military personnel? It is absolutely shameful and President Obama’s willingness to keep our brave men and women in uniform vulnerable to attack is unconscionable- especially when we consider that he, himself, enjoys the 24/7 protection of trained personnel with guns.

It is a poor Commander-in-Chief who has secured armed protection for himself and his family, but has refused to allow those under his command to protect themselves.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.

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