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Pence allowing Indiana Guardsmen to be armed after attacks

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he won't let Guardsmen be unable to defend themselves and others at facilities in the state. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he won't let Guardsmen be unable to defend themselves and others at facilities in the state.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is allowing the Indiana National Guard to have its personnel be armed at all recruiting offices and state military facilities.

Pence issued his executive order Saturday and joins governors in Florida, Texas and other states in deciding to arm Guardsmen after a gunman's deadly attack Thursday on a recruiting center and a Marine-Navy reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Pence says he won't let Guardsmen be unable to defend themselves and others at facilities in the state.

The governor's order also directs the state adjutant general to review ways to improve security at all Indiana National Guard facilities and recruiting offices.

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