Matt Bevin Calls on Beshear to Arm Reserve Personnel

Today, GOP nominee for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin called on Governor Beshear to arm our National Guard and reserve men and women while on duty.

"As a U.S. Army veteran, I call on Governor Beshear to immediately issue an Executive Order allowing National Guard and reserve personnel the option of being armed while on duty.  This is an appropriate and necessary security measure that will increase the protection of our military service members. Those that we trust to defend our nation deserve no less than the ability to defend themselves," said Matt Bevin.

Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Indiana and Tennessee have all taken appropriately similar steps in light of the recent, tragic shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.