An NYPD anti-terrorism officer stands guard with a K-9 unit at a military recruiting station in Times Square, Friday, July 17, 2015, in New York.
Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed after the shooting at the Chattanooga recruiting center. In the meantime, the shooter moved to another site, a reserve center, where he killed four Marines.
“As Commander-in-Chief, I would mandate that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases”. He ordered officers to make sure all full-time members of the guard are armed “in the interest of immediately securing Florida National Guardsmen who are being targeted by ISIS”.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has asked for a report by the end of next week examining whether additional steps can be taken to ensure people are safe at military installations. “We can’t separate ourselves as we continue to recruit and interact with the population”. Officials said he showed the sailor the unloaded gun, then reloaded it and inadvertently discharged it as he was putting it back in his holster.
The liberal group Media Matters for America countered, saying that the order in question was actually the product of a directive issued by the Pentagon under the presidency of Republican George H.W. Bush, and that it still allowed for certain personnel to carry firearms. The governor said a weapon will be given to members of the guard who do not now have them. “They are trained. majority are trained infantrymen”. Brandy Solis, 31, said he and his fellow recruiters would prefer to be armed at their office, which in a shopping plaza near a bakery, noodle restaurant and barber shop.
“Our men and women in uniform are owed the right to protect themselves and others while in service of our country”, he said earlier this week. Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Tennessee.
Navy officials said Smith, a reservist serving on active duty at the Chattanooga center, was badly injured and is still hospitalized. He was shot to death by police.