If Governor McAuliffe really believes that Virginia National Guard Soldiers should maintain a force protection policy that prohibits their access to firearms for their own defense, that same force protection policy should apply to McAuliffe’s own security detail. If defensive firearms are that dangerous, and that unnecessary to protect our armed forces, they’re as equally dangerous and unnecessary in any other circumstance where we are protecting public servants.
We do treat similarly situated people equally under the law, do we not?
Members of the Virginia General Assembly, you have a special session coming up pretty soon. You might want to work on getting this policy enacted into the Code of Virginia. We can print up t-shirts for the Governor’s security detail that say “Gun-Free Zone,” which was all the protection those Marines were allowed to have in Chattanooga, so it should be fine in this case.
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