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Nevilledog

(50,090 posts)
Wed Apr 19, 2023, 02:23 PM Apr 2023

Tennessee moves to protect gunmakers from mass shooting lawsuits

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tennessee-mass-shooting-gun-manufacturer-lawsuits/

Following a deadly school shooting last month, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have passed a proposal that would protect gun and ammunition dealers, manufacturers and sellers against lawsuits.

The measure now heads to Gov. Bill Lee, despite pushback from Democratic lawmakers saying their GOP counterparts are trying to shield gun companies just weeks after the Nashville school shooting that killed six people, including three 9-year-olds.

Lawmakers are hurrying to finish a legislative session as soon as this week while receiving national scrutiny over the expulsion of two young Black lawmakers — who are now reinstated — over a House floor gun control protest. Students, parents and others have also applied pressure for weeks to pass gun safety measures.

London Lamar, a Memphis lawmaker, said it's "disrespectful timing" to push through protections for gun companies while people continue to march at the Capitol for gun control changes.

"I am challenging you not to pass this bill because we need to do more to protect citizens from gun violence than the people making the guns that people can use to kill more people," Lamar said.

*snip*

You know, in case you were wondering how Tennessee Republicans would address the recent mass shootings.
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Tennessee moves to protect gunmakers from mass shooting lawsuits (Original Post) Nevilledog Apr 2023 OP
"See? We DID do something!" Diamond_Dog Apr 2023 #1
50 bucks says gov.lee signs it spanone Apr 2023 #2
They care more about the guns than lives............. Lovie777 Apr 2023 #3
It is religion with a god and a short scripture, half ignored sanatanadharma Apr 2023 #4
perverse... bahboo Apr 2023 #5
I'm sorry, but what bullshit! We are indeed a troubled country. Firestorm49 Apr 2023 #6

sanatanadharma

(3,573 posts)
4. It is religion with a god and a short scripture, half ignored
Wed Apr 19, 2023, 03:39 PM
Apr 2023

The gun is Divine
The 2nd amendment is scripture
Scripture is inviolable
The offering is body and flesh and blood
The worshipers are born-againers
The dead will not be born again
The gun is the Devil

Firestorm49

(3,944 posts)
6. I'm sorry, but what bullshit! We are indeed a troubled country.
Wed Apr 19, 2023, 04:51 PM
Apr 2023

All for one and one for all? Dead and gone. “The will of the people”. Nope. Common sense? Nope.
Bribery known as lobbying has been and will continue to bring this nation to its knees. It’s time to end lobbying. Obama proposed it and of course, it got nowhere. Enforce the Oath of Office and get rid of hate mongering brain dead fascist politicians. It wasn’t added as an amendment to the Bill of Rights as a joke. Use it!
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