Allen Bowles, left, and Clint Janney stand guard outside a military recruiting center in Columbus, Ohio, July 21, 2015. (AP/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
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Gun-toting Americans are showing up at U.S. military recruiting centers around the country, saying they plan to protect recruiters following last week's killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.Only law enforcement or military police can have weapons on federal property, which includes recruiting centers.Similar posts have been set up outside recruitment centers in several other cities, including Madison, Wisconsin; Hiram, Georgia; Phoenix; and several sites in Tennessee, including Murfreesboro.There's no evidence that such centers are in danger, and the government isn't changing how they're staffed, although some governors have temporarily moved National Guard recruiting centers to armories and several have authorized personnel to carry weapons at state facilities.U.S. Army Recruiting Command spokesman Brian Lepley said, while tragic, deadly incidents have happened only twice in six years at recruiting centers: in Chattanooga last week, and in Little Rock in 2009 in a shooting that killed one solider and injured another.
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