Navy Officer Who Tried To Stop Chattanooga Shooter Could Face Punishment Of His Own.
The tragic event that took place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last month has perhaps claimed another victim, however not my the carnage imposed by radical Muslim extremist Mohammed Abdulazeez who allegedly went on a shooting spree firing dozens of shots at two separate military facilities, including the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga.
But by a bureaucratic system that may actually punish a Navy officer for reportedly returning fire at the shooter, because current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred.
The center’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, used his personal firearm to engage the shooter during the attack, according to sources, and could face disciplinary action for violating policy about possessing a weapon on the facility that was supposed a gun-free zone.
However this restrictive policy has caught the attention of the chairmen of both the House and Senate Armed Services committees, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who have proposed a measure allowing members of the military to carry firearms on base, and in a joint statement said:
“I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory. That’s why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation which came Friday afternoon via text message”.
“There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts”. “But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off”.
The investigation into the attack is ongoing, and authorities have yet to determine if the shots actually fired came from Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White until an autopsy and a ballistics report have been completed.
UPDATE: WRCB is reporting that the U.S. Navy made a Facebook post with the following message: “…stories of Navy personnel being charged with an offense are not true. There is still a long way to go in reviewing the facts of this tragic incident, but at this time we can confirm no service member has been charged with an offense.”