South Carolina joins other states in arming National Guardsmen

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs a bill into law as former South Carolina governors and officials look on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The law enables the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds more than 50 years after the rebel banner was raised to protest the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gov. Nikki Haley says more officers will likely carry guns at National Guard facilities across South Carolina following last week's shootings in Tennessee.

Haley said Monday she fully expects a security review of South Carolina National Guard facilities to result in the arming of some guardsmen.

Last Thursday, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at a military recruiting office and a Navy-Marine operations center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines. A sailor wounded in the attack died Saturday.

Haley says she's authorized Adjutant General Bob Livingston to review security issues at all Guard facilities, then designate armed officers based on vulnerability determinations.

Maj. Cindi King says some Guard members can already carry a gun because of their security duties. The review will determine whether that needs to be expanded.

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.