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Arming the National Guard

Posted by Joshua Brangenberg on

                In the wake of the Chattanooga shooting of four Marines, at least a half-dozen states have made a move toward arming National Guardsmen. The governors in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana all ordered the Guardsmen to be armed.

                Governor Rick Scott, of Florida, said in an interview with CNN that recruiting centers could be targets and he wants the National Guard to be safe.

                “We’ve got to understand that you know we have people in our country that want to harm the military,” Scott said. “They need to be safe and they need to be armed.”

                The governors of the other five states said similar statements. All governors issued executive orders to immediately safeguard the military based in those states.

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