Texas Governor Orders National Guard Recruiters Be Armed

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he has authorized the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard to arm Guardsmen at military facilities across Texas.
Abott joins governors in Florida and Louisiana in the call to arm Guardsmen after a gunman attacked a recruiting center and a Marine-Navy reserve facility in Chattanooga earlier this week.
Abbott said that after the recent shooting in Chattanooga, it has become clear that military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks. He explained that arming the National Guard at these bases will serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our service men and women. It will also enable them to protect those living and working on the base.
U.S. military officials have said they will review security measures for their recruiters. However, it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.



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