“And For Personal Protection When Related to the Performance of Official Duties”

Very interesting development from the bowels of the DOD, namely a new directive essentially authorizing weapons carriage for DOD members in certain circumstances in which it had not been authorized before.

It looks to be excessively long, it probably took longer than it needed to, and it certainly will make the simple more difficult than it needs to be, but it *looks like* a step in the right direction. I’ll need to sift through it more.

What say you?

Maybe URR can chime in.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to “And For Personal Protection When Related to the Performance of Official Duties”

  1. ultimaratioregis says:

    Unfortunately, methinks that legal counsel will always advise the commander to disapprove such a request because we have grown so risk-averse among senior leadership that they would fear an accidental discharge more than another Chattanooga or Fort Hood.

    That said, it does give the appropriate commander the option. Which is a start.


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