Government Officials Say Removing Gun Free Zones Not Worth The Legal Problems

Annie Stonebreaker - July 17, 2015

removing gun free zones not worth the problems government officials say

A gun free zone once again enabled a cowardly killer, while family grieve for Marine veterans who fought for our freedom and had theirs ultimately taken away forever

removal of gun free zones not worth the problems government officials said

By the Associated Press via

The Army’s top officer says security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.

Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, told reporters Friday that arming troops in those offices could cause more problems than it might solve.

Odierno said there are legal issues involved in allowing troops at the centers to carry guns. He says those forces will always be a bit vulnerable because the centers need to be open and accessible to the public.

Marine gunnery sergeant Thomas Sullivan survived two tours in Iraq and earned a Combat Action medal and Purple heart, and was one of the four marines killed in the Chattanooga, Tenn. shooting. Three others were injured including a police officer.

He along with three other Marines were shot and killed at a military recruiting center by 24-year-old Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez who was born in Kuwait in 1990 and became a naturalized US citizen.

Here’s some facts that have recently been answering questions on the identity of Abdulazeez

  • Friends and acquaintances described him as a devoted, disciplined mixed martial arts fighter, top student known for humor, smarts and popularity, and a devout Muslim who kept in touch with his roots in the Middle East.
  • former MMA coaches thought of him as “all American” and the “one of the nicest kids we’ve trained”
  • He went to to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 2012 and worked for a wire and cable manufacturing firm where he called in sick two days before the attack.
  • Many friends described him as religious but didn’t believe he was an extremist, his MMA coach said Abdulazeez’s favorite training partner was a Russian Jew.
  • He wrote a blog on his muslim faith, talking about in one of his posts how muslims live in this world temporarily and to think about it like being a prisoner who is given a choice to take a test that would allow you to be either restricted or free. He said that one would study and stay patient and focus on passing the exam. “They would do this because they know and have been told that they will be rewarded with pleasures that they have never seen.”
  • His second blog post wrote about understanding Islam and said, “We ask Allah to make us follow their path [early companions of the prophet Muhammad]. To give us a complete understanding of the message of Islam, and the strength to live by this knowledge, and to know what role we need to play to establish Islam in the world.”
  • In 2014 another MMA coach that trained Abdulazeez said the shooter moved back to Kuwait to teach kids wrestling for a while and then returned to Tennessee

removing gun free zones not worth the problems government officials say

Obama addressed the families of the victims to offer condolences and said that the shooter was a lone gunman. He also confirmed the FBI’s investigation was in progress and said, “We take all shootings very seriously. Obviously when you have an attack on a U.S. military facility then we have to make sure that we have all the information necessary to make an assessment as to how this attack took place and what precautions we should take in the future.”

Domestic terrorism was instantly brought up and U.S. attorney Bill Killian goofed and said the investigation was being made as “an act of domestic terrorism” before later recanting and addressing people to “not get caught up in labels.”

I would love to be a fly on the wall while Obama’s White House team scrambles to brainstorm on the angle of agenda this tragedy will be used for .

Obama already made a gigantic blunder on the White House’s twitter by wishing a traditional muslim greeting used in the closing festivals of Ramadan to Muslims in the US and across the globe, “from my family to yours.” The issue is that this statement was put on Twitters timeline two hours before Obama even acknowledged the four marines that were killed by Abdulazeez that morning.

No it was not a cruel joke, you can’t ignore Obama’s weak stance as a president when Isis encourages solo gunmen to act out during Ramadan, and then waiting so long to even pretend to be there in support of the people when an act of terrorism happens. He instead obviously chose to avoid as long as he could this issue that doesn’t work for his benefit.

I was completely appalled at this behavior and the multiple times Obama spit on the sacrifice these Marines gave to our country.  I can not imagine how disrespected the victim’s families felt as they watched the public statement from Obama offering his condolences sitting in a chair and reassuring that the shooting would be taken “seriously.” Seriously Obama, I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

On October 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a revised report showing that 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones.

Taking this seriously is the last thing Obama and his administration will be doing. The only way Obama could try to relate to the service of these Marines is by comparing the number of excessive and lavish vacations he has taken while in office to the amount of times they’ve risked their lives for our country.

America is resting on the massive columns of sacrifices made from our military since this country was born, and Obama has eroded these columns by undermining the constitution and taking our hard earned freedom right out from under us.

How incredibly ironic is it that one of the Marines who fought valiantly for our Country and our Constitution, even earning the purple heart and fighting through two tours of duty in Iraq, was killed in his hometown because of a law passed that made his job site an easy target for cowards with guns.

Our government taught and trained him on combat and using guns to defend our Country but prevented him from having his right to carry a gun to defend himself.

So according to these incredibly ignorant liberals ‘You can use guns to defend us but don’t use guns to defend yourself!’

Keep your eyes open: don’t let horrific injustices like this be for nothing.