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Press Release - Carter Wants 'Chance to Do an Assessment' of Arming Military Members at Installations

July 21, 2015

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Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on ABC Sunday that military "should have the means to defend themselves."

"And this is dramatically changed since 9/11. And there's a basic logic here: if we don't know who these shooters are going to be, and we do know that one of their targets that they're focusing on are military people in uniform, then it's just logical that we should provide them a means to defend themselves if they become under any sort of attack like this," Webb said.

"We don't take firearms away from police officers. There should be some means for these people to defend themselves."

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Jim Webb, Press Release - Carter Wants 'Chance to Do an Assessment' of Arming Military Members at Installations Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/325773

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