[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of America’s greatest heroes is Dakota Meyer, a former Marine and the recipient of the Medal of Honor. Since his having received the medal in 2011, Meyer has been active in veterans issues and used his fame to highlight important issues such as Second Amendment rights.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday is only the latest, tragic illustration of the premise that “bad guys with guns” do not abide by absurd signs declaring an area a “gun-free” zone.
It also highlights a unique absurdity that affects men and women who serve their country: The military facility in Chattanooga was one of these preposterous “gun-free” zones.
Those who we ask to pick up arms in the defense of our nation, if the federal government is to be believed, cannot be trusted with firearms when they are stateside.
Meyer, like so many Americans, is outraged by this senseless and avoidable crime and the Medal of Honor recipient has demanded that this ridiculous policy be changed.
On his Facebook page, Meyer lays-out some bold truths:
First and foremost my thoughts and prayers go out to the families those four Marines left behind. This incident IS an act of domestic terrorism, regardless of how Washington spins it…
Now is the time for a call on the American people to finally realize the state of the world we are living in and the enemy that we face. Now is the time to call on the on the American people to ignore the propaganda that special interest groups have been shoving in our faces and unite as a country so that we may become our neighbor’s keeper. Evil is not just over seas, but also here at home.
The Marine notes that ISIS has claimed that they would come to American soil, and it appears that they have.
Meyer then pivoted to the important issue that can save lives: a restoration of Second Amendment rights for Americans.
I, for one, do not plan to give away by ability to defend myself and those I care about. I carry a firearm with me at all times legally under the conceal and carry laws in the area that I am in. I do not call for a disarming of American but instead a full institution of the 2nd Amendment so that we may defend ourselves as a country from all threats, both foreign and domestic. The threat is here, this is real, and this will not be the end of it.
When will the day come where our men and women in uniform are offered the same chance of self-defense as law-abiding citizens elsewhere?
What possible logic could have created a policy where those who we train and arm cannot be trusted to carry a personal firearm?
Criminals, as the name would suggest, do not follow laws and they do not follow signs. A mad gunman will never turn away from his intended misdeed because a sign warned that his guns were not allowed on the premises. This latest attack shows that.
Do what you want, but I am infinitely more interested in the perspective of an American hero than I am the talking heads of the leftwing mainstream media who pretend that access to firearms is the cause of gun violence instead of the solution.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]