Earlier this week, in a statement, President Joe Biden commended Governor Bill Lee for his call on the Tennessee State Legislature to create and pass “Red Flag Laws” or sometimes also referred to as ERPO (Extreme Order of Protection) Laws.
As previously reported by The Tennessee Conservative, comments were leaked from state Senator Jack Johnson referring to the latter in order to “rebrand” red flag laws in order to get them passed. The assumed intent would be to call them “ERPO laws” so there will not be enough awareness by Tennesseans to engender push back.
President Biden praised Governor Lee by stating, “I commend Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for signing an Executive Order to expand background checks and calling on the Tennessee statehouse to pass a red flag law. I hope more Republican officials will follow suit and take action.”
According to sources inside the state capitol, the task to create the legislation that will function as a red flag law, has been given to Senator John Stevens (R-D24-Huntingdon), whose district encompasses Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Houston, Obion, Stewart and Weakley Counties.