Permitless carry law goes into effect, triggers concern

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 01, 2021 9:40 AM CT | Published: July 01, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner says he worries that violent crime will rise as a result of the new permitless carry law, noting a rise in violent crime &ndash; particularly interstate shootings &ndash; after the state began in 2014 allowing guns to be carried openly in vehicles. On July 10, 2019, Memphis Police officers worked the scene of a shooting on Interstate 240, where a man was reportedly shot by another motorist.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner says he worries that violent crime will rise as a result of the new permitless carry law, noting a rise in violent crime – particularly interstate shootings – after the state began in 2014 allowing guns to be carried openly in vehicles. On July 10, 2019, Memphis Police officers worked the scene of a shooting on Interstate 240, where a man was reportedly shot by another motorist. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Tennessee’s permitless carry law goes into effect July 1, and local law enforcement and advocates are worried about the impact the new law will have on crime. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

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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