Gov. Rick Scott signs executive order
Order to protect Florida National Guard members
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order Saturday to help protect the Florida National Guard armory in the wake of Tennessee shootings.
Gov. Scott signed the order Saturday that directs Florida Adjutant General Michael Calhoun to move all Florida National Guard personnel from the state's six store-front locations to their nearest armory.
The move will give time to Calhoun to evaluate and make recommendations for improving security at the store-front recruitment centers.
The order also directs Calhoun to work with local law enforcement agencies to arrange regular security checks for Florida National Guard armories, and to arm qualified full-time guardsmen to help their personal protection.
The governor spoke to the media Saturday afternoon in West Palm Beach.
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