Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Authorizes National Guard To Carry Weapons On Duty

I try to spend as much time as I can at my family’s place in Wisconsin. And it’s my opinion that these days, Illinois could learn a thing or two from its neighbor to the north, particularly as it concerns combatting terrorists- both foreign and domestic. From a press release issued today from Wisconsin’s Office of the Governor:

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today issued Executive Order #168 allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty.

“Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga,” Governor Walker said. “Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve and protect our citizens, as well as themselves. I am also directing Adjutant General Donald Dunbar to evaluate longer-term plans to ensure the safety of our service members.”

A copy of Governor Walker’s Executive Order is attached.

I’ve read similar directives have been issued in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

As for Illinois?

Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 Military, Public Safety, Terrorism

2 Comments to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Authorizes National Guard To Carry Weapons On Duty

  1. I find it kind of hard to believe that the national guard is not already required to carry their weapons.

    I know that they are generally doing good things like stopping floods and helping in other disaster zones, but they are still a branch of the military.

    Most of these guys are former boy scouts that want to keep that alive, which means that they should always be prepared.

    Why do bad things have to happen before people start making plans against those things happening. I suppose I am just too much of a prepper to not wonder those kind of things.

    Thanks for listening.
    Justin Trovrt

  2. Justin Trovrt on July 22nd, 2015
  3. Thanks for the comment Justin. Yeah, I was kind of surprised that members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard weren’t already carrying firearms while on duty. By the way, thanks for the e-mail. Look for a response later today.

  4. Editor on July 23rd, 2015
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