Armed civilians guard Griffin recruitment centers

Joining the movement across the country, three men stood guard outside military recruitment centers in Griffin on Friday in response to the Chattanooga shooting.

"We're protecting the ones that protect us," explained Chris Head, a veteran who helped organize the event. "It's really hard to be Armed Forces when you aren't really armed." 

Five service members died after a gunman opened fire on a Marine recruiting facility in Chattanooga last week. The victims were unarmed. 

Now many, including Head, have called on the government to change the policy that prohibits people in recruitment centers from carrying weapons. 

"There isn't anybody more suited to protect themselves than our military.  They're very well trained," Head said. 

He and others hope to have a presence outside the Marine and Navy recruitment facilities off North Expressway until the government changes its policy to allow military personnel to be armed. 

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