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Jeb Bush: Allow guns in military recruiting offices

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says a ban on carrying guns in military recruiting offices should be lifted.

He made the comments Friday during a town hall-style event in Carson City, Nevada, 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.

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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