Tennessee Special Session Ends With No Gun Control Being Passed

Once the special session of the Tennessee General Assembly ended on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, it became clear that gun controllers were not able to pass red flag gun confiscation orders during the special session of the Tennessee General Assembly. 

Governor Bill Lee had called the Tennessee legislature to go back in session to tackle solutions at a time when the state continues “to experience acts of mass violence” and five months after a deranged gunman killed six people, which includes three 9-year-olds, at the private Christian Covenant School.

However, after  three days of vocal protest and legislative wheeling and dealing, it became clear on August 2023 Wednesday that gun control measures would not be passed during the session.

The most notable gun control proposal put forward was a red flag gun confiscation order that would empower law enforcement to confiscate firearms from an individual who is deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others without any form of due process.

Tennessee is one of the most pro-gun states in the country. According to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings, Tennessee is ranked in 12th place

Nevertheless, Lee’s gesture to Gun Control Inc should alarm gun owners. It shows that Republicans are more than willing to entertain radical gun control measures.

For that reason, gun owners must watch politicians from both parties like hawks if we want to preserve the right to keep and bear arms.

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