In light of a recent attack on a US Military Recruiting station and Reserve Depot that left five servicemen dead, American veterans and civilians have been exercising both word and action. They have been not only demanding the repeal of a policy that forbids service members to carry firearms but guarding the recruiting stations with their own time, manpower and weapons until that policy change is made.
While the idea itself is noble, it has raised as much controversy as it has praise. Just recently, the US Army issued a warning for all recruiters, demanding they treat the armed volunteers as a security threat. The Defense Department, currently reviewing solutions to the lack of armed troops, has asked civilian volunteers to stop guarding the centers altogether, with several National Guard Units relieving the volunteers of their posts in their respective states.