Lawmakers’ gun-safety bills can’t be heard during special session

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 17, 2023 9:24 AM CT | Published: August 16, 2023 5:03 PM CT

In the months since Gov. Bill Lee announced he would convene a special session, top lawmakers’ initial openness to a “red flag” law hardened into uncompromising opposition, and the focus of the special session shifted from guns to mental health and tough-on-crime legislation.

Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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