Chattanooga shooting: Pentagon tells armed civilians at military centres to stand down

The US defence department has called on the groups of armed citizens who have sprung up to patrol outside military recruitment centres to stand down.

The groups have appeared in the wake of the killing of five service personnel last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee and have taken up the role of unofficial armed guards.

The Pentagon made a delicately worded requested for the groups to disburse, warning of the potential security risks of having armed civilians on patrol near the centres.

  • BillyHW

    When are going to get it through our thick skulls that law-abiding citizens carrying arms are a security enhancement, not a security risk?

    • Martin B

      Our politicians will never get that through their skulls because they are absolutely terrified of law-abiding citizens carrying arms.

      • Alain

        Well yes, because it is so much easier to control and trample on citizens who have been disarmed. Disarming the citizens is always the first step of every totalitarian throughout history.

    • k

      Those Marines getting shot
      Which lone person is going to shoot you?
      It comes out of no where
      These guys are on suicide missions=they are glorified in death!
      But I can tell you I would rather be carrying than not these days
      With this style of war LOTS of mistakes are made

      Gone are the days of predictable trench warfare

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Those good citizens should go to the Mosques first,demolish them and kick all those Muslims out of their face.

  • Alain

    Time to tell the Pentagon to fuck off.

    • Dana Garcia

      My sentiments entirely. If I want to hang out with a firearm on a city sidewalk that happens to be near a recruitment office, then it is none of the Pentagon’s damn business.

    • Millie_Woods

      Agreed. The pentagon is Obama-occupied territory.

  • Millie_Woods

    The pentagon. Bureaucrats in uniform who’ve sucked their way up through the ranks. They don’t care if Muslims are killing recruiting officers for Ramadan points.

  • mauser 98

    ……….war hero John McCain strikes again..stops soldiers armed at bases etc.

    ” June 2015….John McCain was the principle foe of the move and helped to defeat
    the arming of our soldiers, a decision that recently had deadly
    consequences in Tennessee.”

  • David Murrell

    It’s Obama’s Pentagon.

  • k

    If the Military can not protect it’s own…
    how can we expect them to protect us?
    I think I had best get me a gun

  • Exile1981

    Sorry that’s an order that citizens should and can ignore