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Walker issues order to arm Wisconsin National Guard

Associated Press

Madison, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard’s adjutant general to arm his troops in the wake of an attack on a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Walker, who is seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, issued the order Tuesday morning. On Friday he called for an end to a ban on service members carrying guns in military recruiting offices.

That same day, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, two other Republicans seeking the presidential nomination, made a similar call to lift the ban. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a third GOP presidential hopeful, also issued an executive order authorizing his state’s National Guard leader to arm personnel.