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Gun-grabbers and President Obama are furious because of a bill the U.S. House passed which improves 2nd Amendment protections for our troops on American military bases.

After the tragic deaths of four Marines in Chattanooga, it has become clear that it is ridiculous to expect members of our military to not carry firearms. After all, they are the “armed” forces!

Someone carrying a gun could have quickly stopped Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez much sooner and prevented such a massive tragedy.

That’s why the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016 includes an amendment in the House version of the bill, which grants military base commanders the right to authorize concealed carry of firearms on their bases. Awesome!

The amendment was written by U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), John Carter (R-TX), and Scott Rigell (R-VA).

Here is what McCaul said following the passage of the bill, which was suggested after the deaths at Fort Hood and could have saved lives in Chattanooga. For McCaul, the issue is personal:

“Texas has twice mourned the loss of our soldiers and civilians after shootings at Fort Hood just north of my district. In 2009, Nidal Hassan walked into Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center, shouted Allahu Akbar, and opened fire, killing 13 and wounding 42 others in the most horrific terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Five years later, another shooter opened fire on the base, killing four and wounding 16 others. Enough is enough. We must give our base commanders more discretion and our soldiers more protection. Thousands of my constituents in Texas already exercise this right responsibly. It is time for our service members to be allowed to do the same.”

Now the bill is in the Senate. With a Republican leader, it is hopeful it passes. This issue has such strong momentum that it should be passed by Congress in a way that could override Obama’s potential veto. Let’s pray that it passes!

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