Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) signed a constitutional carry invoice, also called the permitless carry invoice, into legislation on Thursday.
The legislation goes into impact on July 1.
“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,” Governor Lee stated.
I signed constitutional carry in the present day as a result of it shouldn’t be arduous for law-abiding Tennesseans to train their #2A rights. Thank you members of the General Assembly and @NRA for serving to get this completed. pic.twitter.com/xv2ZenOEZq
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 8, 2021
Governor Lee signed the constitutional carry invoice into legislation as Joe Biden attacked the Second Amendment and referred to as on Congress to take motion and go extra gun management legal guidelines.
WTVF Nashville reported:
The laws permits army members ages 18 to twenty, and adults 20 and older to hold open or hid handguns with out a allow. Currently, gun house owners need to take a coaching course earlier than carrying a handgun.
It additionally will increase punishments for sure gun crimes. The theft of a firearm will likely be elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony and requires six months jail time for the offense.
While the invoice was a precedence this 12 months for Gov. Lee, it has acquired criticism from quite a few teams, together with legislation enforcement over considerations it could improve crime. However, supporters declare they’re supporting 2nd Amendment rights.