On July 17, armed Georgia citizens with concealed carry permits lined up outside a Hiram, Georgia, military recruiting center to keep it safe.
One of the citizens, Crystal Tewellow, said her “Son just enlisted in the army and has a brother who is a recruiter.”
According to Fox 5 News, Tewellow said:
To think the people who are supposed to protect and serve us are unable to protect and serve… [while protecting] themselves. So if us, the citizens, who have carry permits, are able to help protect them…that’s what we’re gonna be able to do.
This is who is giving us our freedom, who allows us to wake every day and if they’re not here, and [are] taken down just like the Chattanooga incident, then how can we say that we are going to be able to wake up tomorrow?
Approximately 30 armed citizens agreed to show up and protect the recruiting office today. They will be working shifts making sure every hour of the business day is covered.
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