Gun Legislation

TN Police Officer: Open Carry Gun Bill Hurts All of Us

Apr 11, 2014
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A Union City police officer says an open carry gun bill in Tennessee could potentially detriment public safety.

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Bills in the Tennessee legislature that attempt to block the enforcement of federal gun laws in the state are unconstitutional. That’s according to a just-released opinion from the state’s top lawyer.

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Today on Sounds Good, we welcomed a panel of local representatives to speak about the issue of gun control from their respective areas of expertise. Our guests were Llena Chavis, licensed clinical social worker and a faculty member in Murray State's Department of Social Work; Dave Howe, Murray Police Department's Crime Prevention Sergeant; and Tracy McKinney, co-owner of First Choice Firearms in Murray. State Representative Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville was initially on the panel, but had to cancel to due to scheduling conflicts. Thank you to everyone who wrote to us or called in with questions.


Join us for a special one hour Sounds Good forum on Gun Control, with host Chad Lampe. The Friday morning panel discussion airs from 11:00 to 12:00 and includes four stake-holders in the current gun control debate, along with your questions.

When: Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m.


Tennessee’s so-called “guns in trunks” legislation is up for a vote of the full Senate Monday night, and it now appears set for smooth sailing in the state House. Speaker Beth Harwell says it will likely pass.

Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.

The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also allow cities and colleges to ban guns and would require private background checks for every gun sale in Kentucky.

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  U.S.  Senator  Rand Paul said he'll examine President Obama's just-announced executive orders to see if the president has overstepped his authority — and, if he believes so, will introduce legislation to overturn the orders.