Standing in a building that prohibits guns while surrounded by dozens of Republican lawmakers, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday plans to introduce legislation that would let Tennesseans carry weapons without first obtaining a permit while increasing penalties for illegal gun possession and thefts.
The governor’s sudden support for such legislation is a reversal from his previous public statements, a significant departure from his predecessor and signal of Tennessee’s tilt toward the more conservative wing of the Republican Party.
You can see the press conference as well as read the opposition HERE
I know, I was shocked to see the live news conference announcing that too. It took me completely by surprise coming from a RINO governor.