Air Force to Allow Personal Weapons On or Off Duty

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6 years 8 months ago #117 by paul46360
In a report given by an Air Force security forces officer, base commanders across the country will be able to authorize the carry of guns by on- or off-duty airmen. The 2015 attack on a Chattanooga, Tennessee recruiting office is a large part of what prompted the change in policy. Some critics had pointed out that armed servicemen could have stopped the threat before any innocent civilians were killed. Instead, the shooter’s rampage lasted until police were able to respond and kill the attacker, Muhammad Youseef Abdulazeez.

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6 years 8 months ago #118 by johnprobst
Brig Gen Jamerson's (AF Top Cop) last article in the Sep-Dec 2015 Security Forces Magazine also addressed this same effort. It is a good, short read.
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