A group of people, two veterans and three civilians, are standing guard outside the Army recruiting center on 14th Street in Wheeling.
Thomas Tyler, an Army veteran, says he plans to be out there at least twice a week until the government passes a law for recruiters to be allowed to carry.
Tyler says he wants to protect his brothers and sisters who stand guard to protect the country.
As a matter of general military policy, service members at military recruiting offices are not armed.
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook recently released a statement saying:
“While we greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for our recruiters from the American public, we ask that individuals not stand guard at recruiting offices as it could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks. We continue to partner with and rely on first responders for the safety of the communities where our service members live and work.”