The bill in Tennesee that aimed to end constitutional carry in Nashville and Memphis stalled out at the statehouse Monday.
State Senator London Lamar (D – Memphis) introduced the bill that would require adults to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in the Volunteer State.CLICK HERE to join KWAM’s “Stop Memphis Crime” page. Follow our army of citizen journalists as they report crime news across the city.
Lamar told lawmakers the bill is not about chipping away at gun owners rights, it’s about making Tennessee cities safer.
“I know it’s unrealistic for me to say we’re gonna redo permitless carry in the whole state. I get it,” Lamar said. “But at least give me the tools to protect our urban cities.”
“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”
Despite increasing gun violence in Tennessee, Republicans blocked a bill by @SenatorLamar to reinstate a gun permitting system for Shelby and Davidson counties. Law enforcement backed the measure and OPPOSED the GOP’s permitless carry law. #EndGunViolence pic.twitter.com/xdpCTdUnjq— Tennessee Senate Democrats (@TNSenateDems) March 13, 2023
“Bodies are dropping everywhere… enough is enough,” Lamar told the committee.Click here to download the free KWAM NewsTalk App to listen to our station across the nation!