Gov. Bill Haslam orders Tennessee officials to provide more protections for state National Guard following Chattanooga shooting

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks during a meeting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial board Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam on Sunday ordered a review of security policies at Tennessee National Guard recruiting stations and armories following last week's assault on two U.S. military facilities in Chattanooga that left four U.S. Marines and a sailor dead.

In his directive, the governor told Tennessee Adjutant General Max Haston he wants officials to "take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Guardsmen, citizens and property."

Haslam also instructed state Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to assess issuing state handgun carry permits to "trained members of the military and to look for ways to streamline" the process.

The move drew praise from state House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, as well as Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, both U.S.