Dept. Of Defense Asks Civilian Not To Stand Guard At Recruiting Offices


Chattanooga shooting scene
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Flags placed outside the recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On Tuesday, several armed Las Vegas residents stood guard outside a Marine Corps Recruiting Office on Craig Road.

Their actions were in response to the deadly shooting that occurred in Chattanooga, Tennessee at a military recruiting center. Four Marines and a Navy sailor at a nearby naval reserve center were shot and killed, when a gunman open fired.

The Department of Defense has issued statements asking people not to stand guard.

Captain Dave Baugh, of the 12th Marine Corps District public affairs office, talked to KNPR’s State of Nevada about why.  

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Capt. Dave Baugh, 12th Marine Corpos District public affairs office

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