The National Rifle Association and Tennessee congressmen are trying to repeal a policy that prohibits soldiers from carrying personal firearms on military bases after the massacre in Chattanooga, Tennessee that killed five unarmed servicemen last week.

The recent shooting in Chattanooga, as well as other high profile attacks on the military like the Washington Navy Yard in 2013 and Fort Hood in 2009, has caused many on the right to scrutinize the current policy.

According to The Hill, the NRA is taking action by calling on the Department Defense to strike down the directive that disarmed the military at domestic bases, signed decades ago by the George H.W. Bush administration.

“It’s outrageous that members of our Armed Services have lost their lives because the government has forced them to be disarmed in the workplace,” Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm, told The Hill.

Tennessee Reps. Scott DesJarlais (R) and Steve Cohen (D) are also working in Congress to reform the directive.

They proposed a bipartisan bill Monday to repeal the ban on military personnel carrying guns on bases.

“We know our military facilities and recruitment centers are targets, and the five victims of last week’s attack in Chattanooga are sad evidence that more must be done to keep them safe,” Cohen said in a statement.

"Our men and women in uniform must have the ability to protect themselves regardless of where they are serving," DesJarlais added.