Permitless carry to become law Tennessee

Permitless carry to become law Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, signs Constitutional Carry bill on Thursday, April 7, 2021. The new law will take effect this summer. Online photo By Tamas Mondovics Editor What is likely one of the most talked-about topics of the year is Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signing a bill allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit. The effort reportedly has been at the top of Lee’s’ legislative agenda for the year. The law will take effect July 1 in Tennessee; officially joining 19 states where permitless gun carry will be the law. In a Twitter statement last week, Lee thanked the Tennessee legislature and National Rifle Association for their work to pass the bill. “I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their #2A rights. Thank you, members, of the General Assembly and @NRA, for helping get this done.” The new law allows people 21 and older to carry handguns openly or concealed without a permit, along with members of the military ages 18 to 20.The new law reportedly does not apply to long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, musketoons, leading to some more debate and questions. Upon introducing the Constitutional Carry Legislation early last year, under “Tennessee to protect Second Amendment rights and make communities safer,” Lee promoted the “advancing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Tennesseans…” “The Second Amendment is clear and concise and secures the freedoms of law-abiding […]

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