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Senate Judiciary Committee approves legislation upholding Second Amendment rights, while cracking down on criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally

 

March 11, 2021



The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation during the week of March 1st allowing Tennesseans to exercise their constitutional right to carry firearms without a permit, while cracking down on criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally. Senate Bill 765 will allow law-abiding citizens in Tennessee who are at least 21 years old, or are honorably discharged or active in the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves, to carry a firearm without a permit in a place where they are lawfully present. It is part of Governor Bill Lee’s legislative package.

Under the bill, those...



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