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CARSON CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — Presidential candidate Jeb Bush said the ban on carrying guns in military recruiting offices should be lifted.

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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.

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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.

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