States move to protect Guard recruitment offices

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The governors of Indiana, Florida, and Texas issued orders Saturday aimed at protecting National Guard recruitment centers in the wake of fatal shootings at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorized the arming of soldiers at Indiana National Guard facilities and recruiting sites statewide. Gov. Rick Scott of Florida ordered National Guard recruiters to work from an armory. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized the Texas National Guard to arm its members at all of its military bases across the state. Similar measures have been taken in Oklahoma. Four Marines and a Navy petty officer were killed in a shooting rampage Thursday at a U.S. Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga. The gunman, identified by the FBI as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait, died in a shootout with police. Abdulazeez had earlier shot up an armed forces recruitment center in the city.

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