A man armed with an AR-15 at a Marine recruiting location said he was “standing guard for those who guard us.”

Michael LeRose put people in South Charleston, West Virginia on alert this afternoon when he stood outside the Parkway Road Recruitment Center with a rifle in a grassroots show of support for US soldiers killed stateside.

His actions come on the heels of last week’s attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee that ended with five dead.

People have been defending the centers across the country and LeRose is joining in that stand.

“I’m out here defending them due to the fact that they can’t conceal carry or open carry so I’m going to do my part as a patriot and come out here and protect them,” LeRose said.

LeRose said he was completely enraged that the soldiers that died could not defend themselves as much on their own, home soil as they could over seas.