Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s first order of business should be making the Navy/Marine Corps team more lethal—and he can do it at zero marginal cost. Specifically, he should issue direction implementing section 4 provisions of Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5210.56, “Arming and the Use of Force,” permitting Navy Department personnel to carry firearms to defend themselves. The lives and morale of the Fleet depend on his resolute leadership on this issue. Sailors and Marines should not suffer as unwillingly unarmed prey for another Naval Operational Support Center Chattanooga terrorist attack, another Navy Yard massacre, or more Fort Hood butchery.
Now Hear This: It's Time for Concealed Carry on Base
By Lieutenant Commander C. Randolph Whipps, U.S. Navy