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Legislation that would Remove Handgun Carry Permits in Tennessee Moves Forward

Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday morning legislation that would remove handgun carry permits in Tennessee.
If passed, the Constitutional Carry law would allow anyone 21 and over to carry a handgun, with or without a permit.
The governor’s legislation would extend the constitutional right to carry a handgun to all law-abiding citizens with or without a permit who are 21 and older, except in current restricted areas.
The legislation also includes several increased penalties for firearm-related crime to promote public safety including:
• Increasing the penalty for theft of a firearm to a felony
• Providing a sentencing enhancement for theft of a firearm in a car
• Increasing the minimum sentence for theft of a firearm from 30 days to 180 days
• Increasing the sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm by violent felons and felony drug offenders, possession of a handgun by a felon, and unlawfully providing a handgun to a juvenile or allowing a juvenile to possess a handgun
The governor said 16 other states have a similar law.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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