The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized Governor Lee for signing HB 1264/SB 705 into law. The new law weakens Tennessee’s handgun carry permitting system and faced bipartisan opposition in both the House and Senate.
Over the last four months, Tennessee lawmakers pushed through bills that would create a two-county expanded education voucher program, seek federal permission to overhaul TennCare through block grant funding and allow online sports betting in the state.
Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that would offer new concealed carry-only handgun permits that don’t require training that involves actually firing a weapon, highlighting the final decisions of a frenzied last day of a monthslong legislative session.
When gun control advocates and NRA-certified instructors align on a firearms issue, our elected officials should pay attention.
“We have people who are going to be carrying loaded weapons in public. It’s just common sense to ensure that they have been thoroughly trained. Can use that, that device responsibly,” Erin Goddard said.
A proposal to let Tennessee teachers carry concealed weapons in school has been dropped from this legislative session, but the bill’s sponsor said Thursday that he may resurrect the idea next year.
A proposal that would allow teachers and others in public schools to carry concealed firearms won't be considered further in 2019.
As introduced, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.
As introduced, prohibits certain persons voluntarily admitted to a mental health treatment facility from possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Title 39, Chapter 17.
As introduced, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit
As introduced, allows a law enforcement officer or person who has a relationship with the respondent to petition a court for the issuance of an extreme risk protection order based on clear and convincing evidence that the respondent poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to the respondent or others by possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.
As introduced, enacts the "JaJuan Latham Act," which increases the penalty for an aggravated assault or homicide that occurs by a person discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle and the victim is a minor at the time of the offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 2.