Tennesse House Republicans Clash With Gov. Lee on Gun Confiscation Orders

Republicans in the Tennessee House of Representatives are signaling defiance of their fellow Republican, Gov. Bill Lee, after he proposed legislation to allow law enforcement officers to temporarily seize firearms from persons if a court agrees that they pose a threat of harm to themselves or others.
Tennessee policymakers have considered a number of new laws since the March 27 Covenant School Shooting, in which an assailant killed three children and three employees at a private Christian school in Nashville. In the days after the shooting, Lee proposed a revised state budget that included additional spending for school security. In more recent days, Lee has also called for legislation that would allow police and courts to intervene to remove firearms from persons believed to pose a risk to themselves or others….

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