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Gov. McCrory calls for increased security at NC National Guard

Posted July 19, 2015

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— Governor Pat McCrory has ordered the Department of Public Safety and the North Carolina National Guard to step up security measures at recruiting centers, armories and readiness centers statewide.

“We will be vigilant in protecting those who protect us,” Governor McCrory said. “These men and women are putting their lives on the line to serve our country and it’s our responsibility to ensure everything that is within our power to do for their safety is done.”

The heightened security measures are in response to shootings at two military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left four United States Marines and one Navy sailor dead.


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  • Bobby Correct Jul 20, 2015
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    This isn't about you...it's about keeping our brave service members safer.

  • Mike C Jul 20, 2015
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    Since the military is supposedly our "Armed" forces, let's arm them!

  • Joe Welch Jul 19, 2015
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    It's not about making us all feel safer... It's about allowing obvious targets to defend themselves. So let's review.... Let military personnel carry weapons? Can anyone really have a problem with this? Seriously?

  • Kenny Dunn Jul 19, 2015
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    It's still not clear to me if more people may have been put at risk with more guns in the mix in this case but out military should be able to defend themselves. Just how many guns firing in different directions makes us all safer?

  • King Mopar Jul 19, 2015
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    So, are they going to allow them to be armed, or just put up some security cameras to catch the mayhem?