REMOVING OPEN CARRY GUN PERMITS PUTS TENNESSEE FAMILIES IN IMMEDIATE DANGER AND HARM

Tennessee Democratic Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement in response to Governor Bill Lee’s announcement about permit-less gun carry. 

Support for the 2nd Amendment goes hand-in-hand with safety, accountability, and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Training and licensing helps with all three. Allowing untrained and unlicensed people to carry weapons openly is a sure way of perpetuating the situations which have already caused so much carnage and slaughter of innocent people.

Allowing concealed and open carry without a permit is opposed by law enforcement. The next time any Tennessee Republican asserts they are the party of law & order or they are the Party that supports law enforcement, ask them about this. – Mary Mancini, TNDP Chair