Tenn. lawmakers refused to act on guns. A GOP mother is still pushing.
Tennessee lawmakers have been resistant to taking action on gun control legislation while the majority of them remain staunchly pro-Second Amendment. However, the state’s GOP Mothers for Sensible Gun Laws group has been advocating for stricter gun control reforms for two years and recently testified to a state House committee in support of the State Senate’s proposed firearm legislation. The bill includes provisions to limit the purchase of semi-automatic firearms to those 21 or older, to require firearm safety and proficiency courses prior to obtaining a permit, and to criminalize straw purchases. It remains to be seen if the Tennessee General Assembly will take action on this or any similar proposals.