Dangerous Legislation Removing Permit Requirements for Carrying Handguns in Public Places Does Not Move Out of Senate Judiciary Committee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to stop SB 1483, a bill that would let people carry loaded handguns in public without a permit. The Tennessee Highway Patrol praised Tennessee’s current permitting system at the Committee hearing, expressing their opposition to the proposed legislation.
STATEMENT FROM KATHLEEN CHANDLER WRIGHT, VOLUNTEER WITH THE TENNESSEE CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION:
“We completely support law enforcement and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and are so grateful that the Senate Judiciary Committee has not moved this dangerous bill forward. This bill could have extremely dangerous implications for all Tennesseans by dismantling some of our state’s most basic, common-sense public safety laws. I urge all of our elected officials to continue placing the safety of their constituents first, and reject doing the gun lobby’s bidding.