INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Adjutant General Corey Carr say soldiers and airmen will begin carrying personal handguns at National Guard armories and recruiting stations Monday to defend themselves following the fatal shootings of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Pence said at a news conference Sunday at Stout Field in Indianapolis that the new policy applies to the state’s 62 Guard armories, two air wings, 12 recruiting stations and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
Pence says a review of safety at Guard facilities beginning Friday evening resulted in his issuing an executive order Saturday authorizing the Guard to arm its personnel at its facilities across Indiana.READ MORE: American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations Amid Emergency Blood Shortage
Carr says soldiers and airmen will carry properly permitted personal weapons and will receive safety training if needed.MORE NEWS: Suspect Tries To Break Into ATM In Portage Park Using Blow Torch
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