Gov. Walker Issues Order to Arm Wisconsin National Guard
Walker Issues Order Allowing WI National Guard to Be Armed
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard’s adjutant general to arm his troops in the wake of an attack on a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Walker, who is seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, issued the order Tuesday morning.
On Friday he called for an end to a ban on service members carrying guns in military recruiting offices.
That same day, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, two other Republicans seeking the presidential nomination, made a similar call to lift the ban.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a third GOP presidential hopeful, also issued an executive order authorizing his state’s National Guard leader to arm personnel.