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Hours after President Joe Biden rolled out a series of executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill allowing most residents over 21 in the state to carry a gun without a permit or a background check.
Tennessee becomes the nineteenth US state to have permit-less gun carry laws.
The law will go into effect on July 1, 2021, and was a top legislative priority for Lee. In an announcement about the bill, the governor thanked the National Rifle Association for their help with the bill.
I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their #2A rights. Thank you members of the General Assembly and @NRA for helping get this done. pic.twitter.com/xv2ZenOEZq
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 8, 2021
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