Wis. Governor Scott Walker issues an executive order arming Wisconsin National Guard members on duty

gov scott walkerMADISON -On Tuesday morning, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty.

Governor Walker issued this statement this morning. “Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga,” Governor Walker said. “Allowing National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve and protect our citizens, as well as themselves. I am also directing Adjutant General Donald Dunbar to evaluate longer-term plans to ensure the safety of our service members.”

Five Marines died in the Tennessee attack on July 16. So far, there have been no reports of threats against any military establishments or centers in Wisconsin.