Locked and loaded: Governor proposes new handgun bill

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: February 27, 2020 8:28 PM CT | Published: February 27, 2020 12:45 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee proposed legislation Thursday to allow “constitutional carry,” watering down the state’s handgun permit system, if not almost eliminating it.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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