Crystina Page Steinmetz stands guard outside a Colorado Springs, Colo., Armed Forces Career Center Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centers around the country, saying they plan to protect recruiters following last week's killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday authorized personnel at Ohio National Guard recruitment centers to carry weapons following the shooting in Tennessee that killed four Marines and a sailor, The Associated Press has learned.
At Kasich's instruction, Major General Mark Bartman, the Adjutant General of Ohio, granted the authorization as part of an update of policies and training requirements for the recruiting centers and a review of all security measures.