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Military’s Gun Free Zones Partially Responsible For Dead Servicemen in Tennessee
Last week’s shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has many Americans enthusiastically calling for an end to the ban that prohibits military members from carrying firearms on military facilities.
Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, says, “It’s past time for the president to direct the Department of Defense to allow our servicemen and women to defend themselves on base while they serve.”
The policy of prohibiting guns on military facilities is due to a Department of Defense Directive 5210.56 signed in 1992 by Donald J. Atwood, Deputy Secretary of Defense under President George H.W. Bush. In 1993, the policy was amended by Army Regulation 190-14 and implemented under president Bill Clinton.
But it’s the increased numbers of attacks on military facilities during the presidency of Barack Obama that concerns Gottlieb. He says, “We’ve now lost 34 people serving in uniform on Barack Obama’s watch, and there are 55 other servicemen and women carrying wounds from attacks on domestic military facilities. This latest attack is the third act of domestic terrorism carried out on U.S. military facilities since 2009. A fourth attack- not considered an act of terrorism- killed 12 people and wounded three at the Washington Navy Yard, just two years ago.”
Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb.
Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America. His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.” He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World andWho’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel,CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Piers Morgan, Lou DobbsTonight, Hardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations. He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.
Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington, KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.
In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb’s Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.