In Wake of Mass Shootings, Nashville Mayor Calls on State to Pass Red Flag Law - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 6, 2019

Nashville Mayor David Briley has called on lawmakers to pass a red flag law in Tennessee following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, NewsChannel5 reports. Briley urged the Tennessee House and Senate to pass such a law, which would allows police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may be a danger to others or themselves. Gov. Bill Lee has said these shootings are about mental health and radicalization, and says Tennessee needs to find its own way to protect against this type of attack, but wouldn't say if he supported some type of red flag legislation.