Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press” that he would order a review of security and safety at all state military facilities — such as the storefront recruitment center in Chattanooga that was one of two military buildings targeted by a gunman last week, NBC News reported.
Haslam, a Republican in his second term, said he would need the help of the federal government to make some changes to how federal facilities were protected.
"We don't want to put our adjudicant generals in a difficult position of giving them an order that they can't carry out because it's on a federal facility. So we're doing a complete review to see what we can," the governor said.
In general, personnel at recruiting centers only carry weapons if they are in an official security role.
Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, sprayed a military recruiting center in Chattanooga with bullets on Thursday, then drove seven miles to a Navy and Marines reserve training center, where he shot the four Marines to death. Abdulazeez was killed after a shootout with police.