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Tennessee governor signs order on gun background checks

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2023
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The shooting at a private Christian school reignited nationwide protests for gun control, including from two Democratic black state lawmakers who were expelled last week for joining the protests at Tennessee's House of Representatives. Nashville officials voted to reinstate one of the lawmakers, Justin Jones, as a temporary representative earlier this week. Officials are set to vote on Wednesday on whether the second lawmaker, Justin Pearson, can also reclaim his seat temporarily. The executive order signed by Mr Lee on Tuesday attempts to strengthen background checks by mandating that new...

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