Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) will call legislators back to Nashville on Aug. 21 to address potential gun safety legislation after a mass shooting at a Christian school there claimed the lives of six people, including three children.
Lee had asked lawmakers to approve a bill allowing extreme risk protection orders, provisions that allow law enforcement to take firearms away from those a court finds may pose a risk to themselves or others. But none of Lee’s Republican allies in the legislature introduced the measure. At the time, House GOP leadership called the bill a “non-starter.”
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