Texas governor authorizes National Guard to carry guns on base Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Surrounding Areas on July 18, 2015 by Staff Report Texas Governor Greg AbbottAUSTIN — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today he will authorize the Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas.This order comes following the recent shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee that resulted in the deaths of four United States Marines and one Navy Sailor."It is with a heavy heart that I issue this order," Abbott said. "After the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil. Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our service men and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base." You may also be interested in readingPresident finally orders flags at half-staff to honor Chattanooga victimsGovernor Abbott signs $4 billion tax relief billOpen carry passes Texas legislature; Governor expected to sign into lawTexas eliminates taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood providersGovernor Abbott proposes amendments to U.S. ConstitutionGovernor Abbott to refuse Syrian refugees relocating to TexasGovernor Abbott takes action to combat illegal border crossingsTexas included in potential terrorist threat before TuesdayFeb. 2 declared Chris Kyle DayGov. Abbott declares State of Disaster in Texas counties ← Glenn Heights packs the fun in for the annual Family Festival on July 25Birdwell announces re-election run for Texas Senate → You must log in to post a comment.