Bob Corker warns 'dramatically changing' lives in response to Chattanooga shootings sends wrong signal

U. S. Senator Bob Corker meets with members of the Chattanooga Time Free Press editorial board Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says while the July 16 shootings here underscore the "new world we live in," Chattanoogans shouldn't give in to the nation's enemies by "dramatically changing" how they live.

Speaking with Times Free Press editors and reporters Wednesday, the former Chattanooga mayor was asked about issues including security concerns at the Navy and Marine Operational Support Center on Amnicola Highway.

Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed four Marines and a sailor during a bloody rampage there just after shooting up a U.S. military recruiting center on Lee Highway and wounding a Marine recruiter and a police officer.

Federal officials investigating the attacks describe 24-year-old Abulazeez as a "homegrown violent extremist." But at last week's memorial service in Chattanooga, Vice President Joe Biden called Abdulazeez a "perverted jihadist."

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