DesJarlais plans bill allowing qualified military personnel to carry sidearms at military installations

Scott DesJarlais
photo Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., speaks to supporters after he was declared the winner of Tennessee's 4th Congressional District Republican primary race Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in South Pittsburg, Tenn.

NASHVILLE -- In the wake of Thursday's slaying of four Marines at two military installation's in Chattanooga, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., says he plans to introduce a bill allowing U.S. military personnel with firearms training to carry handguns on military bases and other installations

The 4th Congressional District lawmaker said he plans to introduce the bill on Monday.

"Like so many in Tennessee and across our nation, I am heartbroken, angered and frustrated over the heinous acts that took place in Chattanooga," DesJarlais said in a statement.