CARSON CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — Presidential candidate Jeb Bush said the ban on carrying guns in military recruiting offices should be lifted.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
His comments came a day after a gunman killed four Marines and wounded a sailor and another Marine at a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
His statement drew enthusiastic applause from the crowd during a town hall-style event in Carson City, Nevada.READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His Artwork
Bush says military bases and recruiting offices are symbolic targets for terrorism and arming people there may deter attacks.
The former Florida governor says law-abiding citizens who have the right to self-defense make the world safer. He noted that Florida has both a high rate of concealed carry weapon permits and falling crime rates.MORE NEWS: Arrest Made After Social Media Threat Targets Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
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