FLORIDA GOVERNOR Orders National Guard Recruiters to Military Armories

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Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered all National Guard recruiters to operate from state armories following the Chattanooga terrorist attack this week.

The Star Tribune reported:

Gov. Rick Scott ordered Florida National Guard recruiters on Saturday to work from nearby armories after attacks in Tennessee that killed four Marines and one sailor.

In an executive order, the Republican governor said he wants recruiters to move from six storefront locations into armories until state officials can evaluate and make security improvements, including possibly installing bullet-proof glass or enhanced surveillance equipment.

Since the Tennessee shootings, security at recruiting centers has come under scrutiny. Military officials have said security at recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but the Army’s top officer, Gen. Ray Odierno, said it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.

On Friday Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson ordered the arming of National Guard troops.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin ordered arming of National Guard troops late Friday.

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