Oklahoma National Guard soldiers, airmen to carry weapons

Ponca City Now - July 22, 2015 8:35 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen could soon be carrying weapons at recruiting stations and armories across the state.

Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss said Tuesday that the Oklahoma National Guard is finalizing guidelines and identifying soldiers who would be eligible to carry firearms at its facilities.

Besides local armories and Armed Forces Reserve Centers, the Guard staffs eight storefront recruiting centers in Oklahoma like the one in Tennessee where a gunman targeted military members last week. Four Marines and a sailor were shot to death at a U.S. Navy facility in Chattanooga.

In response to those killings, Gov. Mary Fallin last week issued an executive order authorizing the state’s adjutant general to arm full-time military personnel at military installations across Oklahoma.

 

Latest Stories

Lady Wildcat Volleyball Team Show Sportsmanship

Ponca City Public Schools would like to commend our Lady Cat volleyball team for their outstanding...

Wildcats Will Travel to Sand Springs, Newkirk, Blackwell and Tonkawa at Home for Friday Night Football

Friday Night Football- The Ponca City Wildcats will begin district play tonight when they travel to...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for September 24, 2021

  COVID-19 Cases 600,800 New Cases 2,244 New Cases 7 day Average 1,873 Active Cases 15,616...