Tennessee governor signs order aimed at strengthening background checks

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2023
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) on Tuesday signed an executive order attempting to strengthen the state’s background checks for gun purchases. He also called on state lawmakers to pass what are known as red flag laws that would temporarily remove guns from people deemed dangerous. Lee’s announcement comes two weeks after six people, including three children, were killed at a private Christian school in Nashville, setting off statewide protests and calls for gun reform. “This is our moment to lead and to give the people of Tennessee what they deserve,”...

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