Lee Harris announces Council on Gun Safety members

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 28, 2022 12:01 PM CT | Published: July 28, 2022 12:01 PM CT

The conception of the council was inspired by an increase in gun-related crimes that is likely due to the relaxing of gun laws in Tennessee, such as 2014 legislation that allows people to keep guns in cars without permits. 


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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