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Nevilledog

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Wed Apr 19, 2023, 02:23 PM Apr 2023

Tennessee moves to protect gunmakers from mass shooting lawsuits [View all]

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.

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You know, in case you were wondering how Tennessee Republicans would address the recent mass shootings.
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