(TacticalNews.com) – Tennessee just made some big waves in the gun world, marking a big win for 2A advocates. In just 4 hours, the Tennessee House Committee passed House Bill 2817 — making some major changes to gun laws in the state.
Tennessee Committee advances bills to loosen gun restrictions https://t.co/jRwBg8y1Ep
— West TN Reflections (@wtnreflections) May 28, 2020
The bill would allow persons aged 21 and older to carry a handgun without a permit, adding military personnel would be allowed to carry from the age of 18. The new bill also calls for gun theft to be treated as a felony rather than a misdemeanor, and carry a sentence of six months. The Judiciary Committee passed the proposed bill with a vote of 16 to 7.
The bill now moves on to the House Finance Committee for review and debate. It comes as no surprise that the legislation is seeing heavy criticism, with opponents saying the bill is thrusting the state back into the Wild West. We will keep a keen eye on this situation as it develops.
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