Tallahassee, Florida – In light of the cowardly attack that was perpetrated against U.S. military personnel, which was carried out by a Muslim terrorist on U.S. soil, Governor Rick Scott has taken action.
Governor Scott today released an executive order instructing the Florida Adjunct General to take immediate actions to secure Florida Guardsmen who work in recruiting centers in the wake of the Tennessee shooting where five military members were murdered.
The Governor’s executive order directs Florida Adjunct General Michael Calhoun to take three immediate actions:
- Relocate all Florida National Guard personnel at the state’s six storefront recruitment centers to the nearest Florida National Guard Armory until there are recommendations made to improve the security of store-front recruitment centers.
- Begin discussions with local law enforcement agencies to arrange regular security checks for Florida National Guard Armories.
- Ensure that all qualified full time guardsmen are adequately armed for their personal protection.
Since the Tennessee shooting, gun free zones have come under scrutiny.
Many are outraged that ISIS had previously made threats against U.S. military personnel, yet, many facilities remained gun free and unprotected.
Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has been extremely outspoken on the issue.
Five military personnel died as a result of the shooting.
The Marines killed were Carson Holmquist, David Wyatt, Skip Wells, and Thomas J. Sullivan.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith, who was wounded in the shooting rampage, died early Saturday, July 18.
You can read the executive order in its entirety here.