Wisconsin Army recruiting offices are open and recruiting, even in the wake of Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga.
Police patrolling downtown New Haven have been asked to pay special attention to armed forces recruiting centers after a gunman opened fire Thursday on recruiting centers in Tennessee, killing four Marines and wounding three people.
APPHOTO NYBM104: Officers with the NYPD anti-terrorism unit guard a military recruiting station in Times Square, Friday, July 17, 2015, in New York. Is there enough security? “Like I said, there might be a reconsideration of this after the events of today, but that’s been our philosophy in having recruiting stations the way they are”. Are recruiters allowed to have weapons to defend themselves against such an attack?
Mayor Dominic Sarno identified the Marine as Sgt.
Shortly after, there were reports of a shooting at a naval reserve center, believed to be the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, about six miles away on Amnicola Highway. Kenneth Trotter Jr., of Kansas City.
Chattanooga police said in a tweet Thursday afternoon that the active shooter situation was over, though there was no word on what had happened to the suspect or suspects.
The names of the dead were not immediately released.
Military spokespersons aren’t able to give out much about what is done to keep recruiters safe, but did tell NewsChannel 15 that measures are put in place.
Sedalia Police Department Cmdr.
The Armed Services Committee chairmen said that long before the attack, they had been working to clarify an Army post commander’s authority to allow carrying of personal firearms.
Representatives from the Army and Air Force said current force protection procedures are adequate. Instead, there will be extra patrols during each shift at deliberately random times, he said.
Just think of the Islamophobia it might cause if they actually shot a terrorist.
“We do have regular active shooter training”.
“I recognize what the recruiters are saying, that, you know, they want to have an open and inviting and welcoming environment to be able to talk to those who are interested in serving our country in uniform”, Gabbard said Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room”.
“I was sick”, he said.
This is not the first time that recruiting offices were targeted.
Recruitment isn’t a task for which members of the military are cleared to carry service weapons. “The ban is largely due to legal issues, such as laws that prohibit the federal government from using the military for domestic law enforcement, so troops don’t routinely carry guns when they are not in combat or on military bases”, the AP article states.
Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, told reporters Friday that arming troops in those offices could cause more problems than it might solve.
The fatal attack on two Tennessee military facilities has raised fears that terrorist attacks on so-called “soft-targets” will continue, and has some calling for arming military personnel at recruiting centers.
Discussion topics will include whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.
“It’s not my decision, but I’m sure there will be some national thinking on that scenario and maybe, back in the old days (recruiting offices) were always in federal buildings or you went on base somehow and did your enlistment stuff there”, Ward said.