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Tom DeLay: This Nation Needs a New President

Tom DeLay: This Nation Needs a New President
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By    |   Thursday, 16 July 2015 06:45 PM

The bloodbath in which four Marines were shot dead by a deranged gunman on Thursday is all the more reason why the United States desperately needs a new president, Tom DeLay, a former U.S. House majority leader, tells Newsmax TV.

"We're going to have to change the president because this president's answer to all of this is get rid of the guns," DeLay, a Texas Republican, said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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"Right here in Texas where I am, I'm able to carry a gun, a concealed weapon and in another month I'll be able to carry one on my hip, open carry. We ought to be arming ourselves, particularly the military."

"And certainly [we should be] training our law enforcement to be on high vigilance, because it's obvious that the next wave of terrorism is to kill the military, their families, and our law enforcement officers."

On Thursday, a gunman of Middle Eastern descent killed four U.S. Marines at a Navy Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A fifth Marine was wounded at a nearby Armed Forces recruiting center.

DeLay, a Washington Times radio host, said enhanced security at military facilities should have been a priority following the 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, which left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.

"Why haven't we learned something from the shooting at Fort Hood? I was totally shocked after that shooting in Fort Hood that soldiers that are trained to use firearms are not allowed to carry firearms on an Army base," he said.

"I know a lot of congressmen started speaking out about that. Why hasn't the Obama administration and our military [started to] understand that we are at war, this war on terror, our military are being targeted … Why aren't we on high alert and allow our soldiers to carry firearms?"

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