A Medal of Honor recipient wants Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights to help keep the nation safe from terrorists.
After the brutal attacks on two Tennessee military installations Thursday, Dakota Meyer took to social media to express his thoughts on the shootings.
He made his statement in recognition of the fact that all U.S. military installations are “gun-free zones.”
He wrote on his Facebook page (paragraph breaks added for clarity):
Just a few hours ago Chattanooga, TN was struck with tragedy as four United States Marines were shot and killed and one Law Enforcement Office was wounded in attacks on a Navy/Marine Corps recruiting office and Navy Reserve center.
First and foremost my thoughts and prayers go out to the families those four Marines left behind. This incident IS an act of domestic terrorism, regardless of how Washington spins it, regardless of what nationality, color, creed, or otherwise the shooter was.
This was a planned attack on the United Stated Military on United States soil.
Now is not the time to come out waving photos of bullet holes in the glass calling for more gun control and spinning the story to yield a further separation of peoples in the Unites States.
Now is the time for a call on the American people to finally realize the state of the world we are living in and the enemy that we face. Now is the time to call on the on the American people to ignore the propaganda that special interest groups have been shoving in our faces and unite as a country so that we may become our neighbor’s keeper.
Evil is not just overseas, but also here at home. Moments after this tragedy had occurred ISIS sent out via Twitter that they were responsible for the attacks and that the shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was one of theirs. ISIS said recently that they were coming to American soil to kill members of the United States Military and now that threat has come to fruition.
I, for one, do not plan to give away my ability to defend myself and those I care about. I carry a firearm with me at all times legally under the conceal and carry laws in the area that I am in. I do not call for a disarming of American but instead a full institution of the 2nd Amendment so that we may defend ourselves as a country from all threats, both foreign and domestic. The threat is here, this is real, and this will not be the end of it.
Or, as the National Rifle Association puts it, it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.
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