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Jindal Issues Executive Order Authorizing LA National Guard To Arm Guardsmen

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Today, Governor Jindal issued an Executive Order authorizing the Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard to identify and arm national guard personnel at military facilities in order to protect those facilities.

The order states that the National Guard is now allowed to give military guards the means to protect themselves to "preserve the lives, property, and security of themselves and other persons subject to threat of an attack."

The order comes a day after four marines were killed in a shooting outside of a military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Governor Jindal also issued an Executive Order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff until July 24, 2015 out of respect for the victims of the Chattanooga, Tennessee terrorist attacks.

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