Huckabee: 'Gun-Free Zones Are the Most Dangerous Places in America'
In the aftermath of Thursday's domestic terror attack on the United States military, many politicians have called out the fact that most U.S. service members cannot carry a firearm on bases and at military centers.
One of the first photos from the attacks shows bullet-riddled glass at one of the locations and a "no guns" sign is clearly visible.
Here's a picture of the recruiting center that was shot up. Friend on facebook took the pic pic.twitter.com/krOM7xwU6J
— Michael Ball (@Mike_Ball423) July 16, 2015
Donald Trump actually said 10 days ago in an online interview that the policy needed to be changed.
If elected, Trump promised that soldiers “will be able to defend themselves against terrorists. Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of a policy created by civilian leadership. Political correctness has no place in this debate.”
And he repeated that criticism last night, telling Bill O'Reilly that it's "ridiculous" to not allow U.S. soldiers to be armed.
Mike Huckabee was asked this morning on "Fox and Friends" about the rule, and he responded that gun-free zones are "the most dangerous places in America."
He lamented that the Marines who were shot yesterday at a Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center were "sitting ducks."
"We let our military members be armed when they're on duty. When they're in a military installation, they're forbidden for carrying their side arms. These are the most heavily trained people in our country to handle firearms. It's ridiculous to make them check their weapons at the door. They can't defend themselves," he said.
Watch the interview above.
Also this morning, Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North (Ret.) sat down with Martha MacCallum for an emotional interview. He said President Obama can sign an executive order right now to reverse the 1992 policy.
"The commander-in-chief, famous for saying 'I have a pen and a telephone,' could sign that executive order while we're speaking right here. If you're at the White House right now, sign that executive order releasing that regulation," said North.
Watch his remarks below.