- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Armed volunteers stood guard outside a military recruiting office in Murfreesboro on Monday.

Matt Woodard told the Daily News Journal (https://on.dnj.com/1LoBoKN ) he was protecting the “wonderful men and women in these offices who are not allowed to protect themselves.”

Woodard was referring to a ban on military personnel going armed on military installations that has come under scrutiny since the shooting deaths of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center last week.

Murfreesboro police spokeswoman Amy Norville said the volunteers were on private property and were OK to stay as long as shopkeepers and customers do not have a problem with them. She said dispatch has not received any complaints.

Meanwhile, Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a review of security policies at Tennessee military installations.


Information from: The Daily News Journal, https://www.dnj.com

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