Pentagon asks armed volunteers to stop guarding U.S. military recruiting centers

Scott, a civilian who wished not to provide his last name, walks in front of the Air Force recruiting office as he stands guard outside a Colorado Springs Armed Forces Career Center on Wednesday. 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 here in Chattanooga. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
photo Scott, a civilian who wished not to provide his last name, walks in front of the Air Force recruiting office as he stands guard outside a Colorado Springs Armed Forces Career Center on Wednesday. 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 here in Chattanooga. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

NASHVILLE -- The U.S. Defense Department wants armed volunteers who are showing up across the country to guard military recruiting centers following the July 16 shooting rampage at two facilities in Chattanooga to stop, citing potential "security risks."

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