Under the new Marine Corps policy for military facilities in U.S., Marines will NOT be allowed to be armed but will have to “shelter in place.” In other words, “run and hide” in case of attack.
MarineTimes Marine officials have ruled out arming recruiters following this summer’s deadly shooting rampage in Tennessee that killed 4 Marines and 1 Sailor, but other security measures to protect troops are in the works, the head of Marine Corps Recruiting Command told Marine Corps Times.
Instead, the service will implement security measures that will allow Marines to take cover or evacuate in the event of an attack, he said. Changes being considered include more security cameras, remote-locking doors, and better ballistic protection, such as movable shields or desk partitions that could protect troops from bullets.
When a lone gunman opened fire on a Chattanooga Armed Forces recruiting office and a Navy Reserve center on July 16, some politicians were quick to call for military recruiters to be armed. But none of the military services (currently headed by Obama ‘yes-men’ only) are interested in arming recruiters, said Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, MCRC’s commanding general, during a Tuesday interview here.
“The arming piece is one of those things on the recruiting side that myself and [Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford] still have great concerns over,” he said. “All the services … said they don’t want to arm their folks.” (Sure they did, after being threatened with forced retirement and loss of pensions)
The Marine Corps has worked hard to build strong relationships with members of the communities in which they recruit, Brilakis said. That isn’t something leaders want to jeopardize. (Yeah, who cares about jeopardizing the lives of servicemen?)
“Whichever way you stand on the Second Amendment, recruiters showing up armed is not going to make either educators or parents comfortable.” (Better to be uncomfortable and alive than comfortable and dead?)
Brilakis said Marine leaders realize the attack on the Chattanooga recruiting office could have been far worse. The shooter remained in his vehicle when firing at the recruiting office and didn’t try to enter the facility.
While bullet-proof glass at military recruiting offices was being considered in the wake of the attack, Brilakis said it has already been ruled out because of the immense costs associated with installation. (Of course, the Obama Regime has slashed the Military budget in order to fund even more illegal aliens and Muslim terrorists)
“We looked, and to put ballistic glass in in every one of the recruiting sites that we have — over a thousand — would be almost in excess of $100 million,” (Money that could be much better spent arming our Muslim enemies overseas, while bringing their families to America to live off welfare)