Some local gun owners in Hiram, Georgia, decided to stand outside a local U.S. military recruitment office today in response to yesterday's shooting at a recruiting center and Naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee (video below).
Crystal Tewellow organized the event outside the recruiting office because she has a son who enlisted and a brother who works as a recruiter.
Military personnel are not allowed to carry guns in recruiting centers.
"To think that the people that are supposed to protect and serve us are unable to protect themselves," Tewellow told News Radio 106.7's Nathalie Pozo on My Fox Atlanta.
"So if us, the citizens, who carry permits, are able to help protect them that's, that's gonna be what we do," Tewellow added.
Local folks joined them, some armed with guns, others waving American flags. Twellow is hoping to have at least one armed civilian on guard every hour.
CNN reported that Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, the alleged shooter in Chattanooga, was armed with an AK-47 and 30-round magazines, which was enough firepower to hold back police for sometime until they finally killed him.