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No move to arm National Guard in Virginia

No move to arm National Guard in Virginia

Virginia won't arm national guardsmen at recruiting stations and other guard facilities, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday. At least not yet. McAuliffe said he's taking the advice of guard Adjutant Gen. Timothy Williams, who prefers beefed up patrols from regular law enforcement in the wake of last week's deadly shooting in Chattanooga. The shooter targeted a recruiting center and military personnel, killing five. Following that shooting, seven states have moved to arm recruiters and other guardsmen, according to media reports. The U.S. Department of Defense is reviewing its security strategies, but there is a long-standing tradition against arming U.S. soldiers on...

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