Nearly 10,000 people submitted feedback on potential gun and public safety legislation in the first two weeks after Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee solicited public feedback in May when announcing his plans to call a special legislative session on Aug. 21.
A majority of the input called for changes to Tennessee gun laws, mirroring state and national polling trends indicating a bipartisan majority of Tennesseans and Americans support increased gun restrictions. In the feedback to the governor’s office, many supported safe storage laws, expanded background checks and banning assaultstyle weapons, while those opposed to new laws expressed concern about opening the door for increased regulations down the road.
Wait, there is a portal for commenting? WTF?
I had to look it up and it was not easy to find it. just a small four letter link in the Governor website’s Newsroom. Nothing in the main page of the official page, no link easily available. It was not till today I found out it even existed, and I don’t recall having been mentioned in the news or even my local rag (Daily News Journal AKA Section F of the Tennessean”)
However, by the “results”, it seems that Opposition had no problem finding it or, more than likely, had internal help sharing the link quietly and being the “majority” in the comments.
Fellow Tennesseans (and other Gun Rights Defenders) click on this link and let the governor know how you feel about more useless gun control.