Gov. won’t commit to funding more Highway Patrol in Memphis — yet

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 25, 2021 12:06 PM CT | Published: June 25, 2021 12:06 PM CT

During a Friday, June 25, visit to the city, the Tennessee governor also defended the state’s open gun carry law that takes effect July 1. Local leaders are worried the permitless gun carry provision could contribute to a summer surge in violent crime.

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Bill Lee constitutional carry law American Rescue Plan Act Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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