Chico citizens stand guard outside military recruitment centers

Jul 21, 2015 1:39 PM

After the deadly attacks on unarmed recruitment offices in Chattanooga, citizens in Chico are stepping up to protect their own, who by law, cannot protect themselves.

If you drive by the recruitment offices near the Tinseltown theatres, you'll see volunteers standing guard.

Former Marine and retired police officer Jason Dilbeck says he is legally able to carry a firearm. Using Facebook, he called on his military family throughout the nation to help protect their own.

The movement to protect recruiting offices isn't limited to the North State. Armed volunteers are now standing guard outside military recruitment centers in Alabama and Georgia.

Governors of six states have authorized the arming of full-time national guard members since Thursday's attack.
The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says he'll introduce a bill that would end the law preventing recruiters from carrying weapons.

Those standing guard in Chico plan on being there during all hours of operation.


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