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Dem Rep Cohen: Military Personnel ‘Should Be Armed,’ Shouldn’t Be ‘Sitting Ducks’

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) argued that military personnel “should be armed” and not “sitting ducks” on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.”

Cohen said, “I do think those personnel should have — should be armed, they are a[n] object — or subject that could be attacked, and it’s happened twice now. It’s happened in Chattanooga, it happened in Little Rock, and it may have happened in other areas. And I think that the soldiers at those stations should be required or authorized, and I’m sure they would, to be armed. That can help, and would maybe have helped in this situation. I don’t know, you know, what the situation was, and if they had any weapons. But I think they should be weaponized, because they are targets, and you just can’t be a sitting duck. It’s really — it’s just unfortunate where we’ve come. There are the threats from ISIL and ISIS are great. And it does come to our shores, not like it did on 9/11, but it’s here. And we need to be vigilant, and we need to be protected. We should not have soldiers who are out there as sitting ducks.”

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