Gov. Lee Insists His New Gun Control “Framework” Is Better For Tennessee Than Expansion Of Laws Already On The Books

Jun 5, 2023 | Political News

This past April, Governor Lee proposed new legislation that would allow for a judge to issue an order of protection against those who are determined to be a harm to themselves and society, and based on the order, have their firearms removed from their possession until the person in question can prove otherwise before the issuing judge.

In a recent report, Governor Lee insisted that his proposal to establish an extreme order protection law is not at all “red flagesque” but rather a framework to be considered by the General Assembly when they convene at his insistence this coming August. 

Incidentally, Google defines Red Flag laws as “a gun violence prevention law that permits a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who they believe may present a danger to others or themselves.”