In the wake of the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the U.S. Army has warned its recruiters to treat gun-toting civilians gathering at recruiting centers across the country as a security threat. A Recruiting Command policy letter tells soldiers to avoid anyone standing outside attempting to offer protection, and to report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, writes Travis J. Tritten for Stars and Stripes.

“I’m sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior,” states the letter.

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