by Barry Smith
Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a bill that would allow certain members of the National Guard to carry weapons in public places, such as recruiting centers and armories.
“We must fulfill our obligation to protect those who protect us,” McCrory said. “This law will give the National Guard the tools they need to keep themselves, and the public, safe.”
The law is in response to a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn., in July, in which a gunman killed four unarmed Marines and on Navy sailor.
On July 15, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at a recruiting center and a reserve center in Chattanooga. He was killed by police in the gunfire.