In the wake of the Chattanooga shooting, everyday Americans are taking up arms to protect service members who are unable to arm themselves at military recruiting centers due to the controversial gun-free zones policy.

For the past two days, Clayton Waites has been standing guard in front of a military recruiting center in Ohio.

Waites explained on "The Kelly File" tonight that leaders in our government who have the power to make change are simply not willing to do what's necessary to protect our servicemen and women.

"I'm open-carrying these weapons. However, the men and women who are trained, disciplined and prepared to use these weapons to defend themselves and others are not allowed to," Waites said.

He called for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to sign an executive order for the National Guard to protect recruiting centers until the ultimate goal of changing the gun-free zones policy on a national level can be accomplished.

Watch the "Kelly File" clip above.

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