Air National Guards and TN Army Allowed to Carry Guns


Tennessee Army and Air National Guard members with substantial Tennessee handgun licenses will now be permitted to carry handguns at state armories and offices.

Arms will Protect Military Offices and Personnel

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s adjutant general, declared the decision.

The move comes after last month’s assault at a Chattanooga military office that left four Marines and a mariner dead. After the shooting, Gov. Bill Haslam tasked Haston with expanding security of military staff and offices.

“We have been thinking in settling the decision to arm our Tennessee National Guard,” Haston said in a press release.

“This is not a step that we take lightly, but it is apparent that military personnel have been targeted and the protection of our soldiers and airmen is of utmost importance. Physical security and risk assessment is something that we continually do as part of our day to day obligations.,” the press release added.

Tennessee 7th state to do so

Tennessee joins seven different states that have expanded efforts to establish safety for National Guard individuals.

A significant number of those states’ governors marked official… MORE

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