Last week, a gunman stormed the recruiting facility in Chattanooga, killing four Marines and a sailor.
“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”, said Chris Cox, the chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.
Per federal rules, military recruiters are not allowed to be armed in recruiting offices.
Similar posts have been set up outside recruitment centers in Madison, Wisconsin; Hiram, Georgia; and several sites in Tennessee. The government revealed that they are not altering their current staff arrangement, although a lot of the state governors momentarily relocated the National Guard recruiting centers to armories.
While the armed vets stood guard, people dropped by to bring food and drinks, thanking them for their service then and now.
The armed men were seen to have been sitting in lawn chairs, infrequently sipping their bottles of water, or stood around talking.
Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott informed that as long as the owner of the plaza are not probing them to vacate they will not get involved, as armed men are not conducting anything against the laws.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard’s adjutant general to arm his troops in the wake of an attack on a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command doesn’t have a position on the citizens’ actions as long as they aren’t disrupting the recruiting centers, spokesman Brian Lepley said.
The following two tabs change content below. A recruiting center and Navy operations support center were targeted. Most recruiters are Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans well trained in dealing with shooters, he added.
Beatriz said her brother was in the army and she just wanted to pay it forward.
Sgt. Timothy Isel, an Air Force recruiter in Cleburne, declined to comment on other than to say, “I appreciate the patriotism”. “It’s good to show that people can still come together”.
In Arizona, armed members of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer posses patrolled Tuesday around Army Reserve offices in Buckeye, about 30 miles west of downtown Phoenix. The sheriff has used posse volunteers for similar patrols in the past. He waves to passing cars honking as a sign of their support. They said ISIS will strike again, they will do what they can to make it sure it doesn’t happen in the Tri-State.
But Dayton said the topic is likely to be the subject of discussion later this week when a group of governors, including Dayton, meets in Washington to advise the Guard on a number of issues.
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