More Oath Keepers and other concerned citizens are taking up the call to “Protect the Protectors”. Across the country, Oath Keepers and, quite often, III Percenters, are standing guard at military recruitment and reserve centers. Hourly, we are seeing reports of new initiatives.
TWIN NEWS • Armed citizens are standing guard at military recruiting centers in the Magic Valley in the wake of last week’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left five servicemen dead.
The local group III Percent of Idaho and the Idaho branch of the Oath Keepers have joined the movement. They’re hoping the effort calls attention to the vulnerability of servicemen who work in recruitment centers and can’t arm themselves under government rules.
“We are out here protecting those that are protecting us is what it comes down to,” said Gregg Phipps, a member of III Percent.
The groups began posting members at recruiting centers across Idaho on Monday and will do so all week.
Oath Keepers and militia ‘guarding’ local Armed Forces Career Center
Daily Journal Online: A man clad in military gear could be seen in Farmington Tuesday near the Armed Forces Career Center on Walton Drive. He was positioned with two others catty-cornered from the center in the parking lot next to KFC.
Missouri Citizen Militia member Aaron Penberthy said his personal mission, along with others who are associated with the Oath Keepers, is to protect the local recruiter’s office after four Marines and one Navy recruiter were murdered in a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 16. Penberthy said he plans to be there a couple days this week and when he isn’t there, somebody else will be.
According to a press release from Tori Proffer, organizer of the Oath Keepers campaign, “In response by American citizens to this abhorrent behavior, the Arkansas chapter of Oath Keepers has initiated ‘Operation: Protect The Protectors,’ a mission to set armed veterans and citizens to guard recruiting centers. Missourians are joining this mission, with the help and support of veterans and citizens from St. Francois County and the Constitution Party of Missouri.”