GOP lawmakers open to red flag laws as protesters demand gun safety legislation

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 31, 2023 12:15 AM CT | Published: March 30, 2023 6:18 PM CT

Tennessee Republicans said they are open to red flag laws like Florida’s, but they were largely unmoved by the biggest protest at the State Capitol in recent years. “I thought it would be more than just talking to a door,” one student protester said.

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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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