One bit of good news that got lost in all of the Biden anti-gun frenzy yesterday was yet another state joining the constitutional carry club. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the bill into law making the Volunteer State the 20th to allow responsible citizens to carry firearms without a government permission slip.
From the Tennesseean . . .
In a statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, Lee thanked the Tennessee legislature and National Rifle Association for their work to pass the bill.
It allows people 21 and older to carry handguns openly or concealed without a permit, along with members of the military ages 18 to 20. The new law does not apply to long guns, a point of contention among gun rights activists.
I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their #2A rights. Thank you members of the General Assembly and @NRA for helping get this done. pic.twitter.com/xv2ZenOEZq
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 8, 2021
When the bill passed the House on March 29, Majority Leader William Lamberth, R-Portland, said it was “not the end of the journey” for expanding gun rights in Tennessee.
Tennessee is the fourth state to adopt constitutional carry in 2021. It’s almost as if that nationwide, bipartisan, public clamoring for more restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms that President BidenHarris loves to talk about isn’t really a thing.