"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of
the Constitution so that the second will not become a legalized version of the first."
- Thomas Jefferson

Oath Keepers Asked to Leave Property While Standing Guard at Recruiting Offices

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July 28, 2015
By: Natalie Rubino

The activists standing guard outside military recruiting centers in Tallahassee were almost forced off the property, Tuesday.

Ivan Chiplinsky served as an army ranger in the early 90's. Today he's fighting in a different way to protect fellow military.

"Our oath is that we swore was to support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic," he said.

Critical Update and Clarification on Operation Protect the Protectors, from Stewart Rhodes

, July 27, 2015

Our Operation Protect the Protectors has been a phenomenal success nationwide, with many Oath Keepers in every state answering the call, and we have seen other groups and individuals also step up, in true American spirit, to do likewise.   The response from the recruiters, from the local police, and the local communities has been overwhelmingly positive.  They are grateful and touched by our willingness to take a stand in defense of our current serving military who are not being allowed to arm up in self defense even after the horrific terrorist attack in Chattanooga, TN.  By doing so, we are making long overdue connections in our local community that will pay important dividends as we work hard to get our communities better prepared for whatever is to come.

However, there has been a bit of confusion since the DOD memo(s) have come out directing the recruiters to call the local police when armed citizens show up to stand guard, and also some confusion because Army and Marine public affairs officers have issued statements “requesting” that citizens not post guard at recruiting centers and reserve centers.   Some have taken that to mean we can no longer guard recruiters, or that the recruiters no longer want us there.   Both beliefs are in error.

We WILL continue to guard recruiting and reserve centers. 

Civilians Stand Guard At Armed Services Recruiting Centers In Tallahassee

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By: Winnie Wright
July27, 2015
Armed civilians stood guard outside of Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL - Armed civilians stood guard outside of Tallahassee's two Armed Services Recruiting Centers Monday. It comes in response to the shooting earlier this month in Chattanooga that left five servicemen dead.

"It's ludacris that these guys are not able to be armed", says retired military member, Peter Ribaudo.

That's the message a group that calls themselves the Oath Keepers was trying to get across.

"Yes, it's to protect the guys, our brothers, fellow military. I'm allowed to have a gun, I'm allowed to have a voice. They're not allowed to have either one. In fact, they have to just shuffle out, and I can't imagine being in their spot", says Leon Oath Keeper Chapter Leader, Ivan Chiplinsky.

The Oath Keepers say because the recruiters must be unarmed, they are virtually sitting ducks,something Florida law-makers have acknowledged.

Despite Florida Governor, Rick Scott, moving all recruiting operations in to the armories for safety reasons shortly after the Chattanooga Shooting, for leadership at the Henry Mulhearn National Guard Armory in Tallahassee, they say everything is running business-as-usual.

However at the recruiting centers, it was not business-as-usual. The doors remained locked, aside from the occasional serviceman coming in and out. The Oath Keepers say, they will be there as long as they're needed, to protect those men and women.

"We have a vested duty to be responsible for our own security and the security of our neighbors", continues Chiplinsky.

The Oath Keepers say they are all current and former members of the U.S. military with Concealed Weapons Permits. Their firearms were not visible at Monday's event.

People show their gratitude to Oath Keepers standing guard at recruiting center


This article and video come from 21Alive TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana

By Corinne Rose – 21Alive

July 22, 2015
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) — As Oath Keepers continue their daily protection detail at Fort Wayne’s Armed Forces Career Center, more and more people are stopping by to thank them.

Oath Keepers National Call to Action: Help Us “Protect the Protectors” by Guarding Recruiting and Reserve Centers

By Stewart Rhodes   July 21, 2015

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Time to step up and get it done.

This is a national Oath Keepers call to action, launching a nation-wide Oath Keepers Operation Protect the Protectors.   For this operation, we are calling on all Oath Keepers chapters in every state, and all individual Oath Keepers members, to step up in their community and stand guard at their local recruiting stations and Reserve centers (anywhere our military personnel are forced to be unarmed while exposed to attack) or assist as support for those who are standing guard.  Please do this immediately.