Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Muslim nutjob shoots up Marine recruiting centers in Tennessee. Marines killed because military policy is no weapons allowed.
Citizens volunteer to guard recruiting centers. Marines suggest they don’t need the help:
Here is the full text of the statement from the Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
“First of all, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Marines killed and those injured in the tragic and senseless shooting in Chattanooga.
In light of this tragedy, we have reviewed and made necessary adjustments to our force protection conditions. Due to operational security reasons, we will not discuss specific force protection measures at our recruiting stations or offices.
The safety of our Marines is our primary concern and we will continue to remain vigilante, proactive, and unpredictable in order to thwart potential incidents.
We encourage our Marines and family members to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
Our Marine recruiters remain committed to the mission as they continue to seek qualified men and women interested in earning the title “Marine”.
Our continued public trust lies among our trained first responders for the safety of the communities where we live and work.
Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Army (whose recruiting centers were NOT shot at) [This time – Ed.], tells Army recruiters to report volunteers to the police and immediately fill out a Security Report.
Tells you a lot about the mind-set of the people in command of the respective services: one is run by warriors; the other, by lawyers.
I’m going to take a while guess and assume that the officers making that proclamation haven’t been shot at lately.