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In the wake of a deadly school shooting last month, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are sending to Republican Gov. Bill Lee a proposal that further protects gun and ammunition dealers, manufacturers and sellers against lawsuits.
State Rep. Justin Pearson was sworn in outside the state Capitol on Thursday, a week after he and state Rep. Justin Jones were banished for a gun control protest on the floor of the House.
A panel of judges has temporarily blocked a new requirement passed by state Republican lawmakers that would cut the Democratic-leaning city of Nashville's Metropolitan Council in half, from 40 members to 20.
Nashville's governing council voted Monday to send Justin Jones straight back to the Legislature. The other lawmaker, Justin Pearson, could be reappointed Wednesday.
The lawmaker is one of the two recently ousted Black Democratic legislators in Tennessee. Nashville’s Metro Council could return Justin Jones to the Legislature immediately when it votes Monday to fill the vacant position on an interim basis.
Two former Black Democratic lawmakers who were expelled by Republican colleagues in Tennessee say they want to be reappointed, then elected back to their seats, following their ouster for a protest on the House floor urging passage of gun-control measures in the wake of a deadly school…
Tennessee’s GOP-dominated House on Thursday expelled the first of three Democratic members who were at risk of being thrown out of the Legislature for their role in a demonstration calling for gun control after the Nashville school shooting.
Police say the Nashville school shooter legally bought seven firearms in recent years and hid the guns from their parents before killing three children and three adults at a Christian school.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake did not give a specific motive when asked by reporters but gave chilling examples of the shooter's prior planning for the targeted attack.
A female shooter wielded two “assault-style” rifles and a pistol at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday.
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