Bill would let commanders authorize troops to carry guns on US bases
Defense legislation lawmakers agreed to recently would let commanders authorize troops to carry guns on military bases in the U.S. The annual defense authorization bill calls for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to establish a process by Dec. 31 in which commanders can authorize a service member at a military installation, reserve center, recruiting location or defense facility in the U.S. to carry a gun on the premises if he or she "determines that carrying such a firearm is necessary as a personal- or force-protection measures."
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