Next, we have:
HB 7011 by Parkinson (D): Criminal Offenses – As introduced, makes a person who illegally transfers a firearm to a minor criminally responsible for any resulting act of mass violence or a threat of mass violence in which the minor threatens to use the firearm. – Amends TCA Title 39. (TEXT)
Not liking this one. There is no Men Rea attached to it and assumes the person will understand when a “transfer” is illegal. Also, never knowing how legislators will act in the future, the definition of legal transfer can be changed and a kid talking shit in the interwebs suddenly has an adult over the barrel.
HB 7012 by Lamberth (R): Firearms and Ammunition – As introduced, directs the department of safety to provide free firearm locks to Tennessee residents upon request; requires department-approved handgun safety courses to contain instruction on the safe storage of firearms; exempts the retail sale of firearm safes and firearm safety devices from sales and use taxes beginning November 1, 2023; defines firearm safes and firearm safety devices. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6, Part 3. (TEXT)
We have Project ChildSafe as law of the land and I would not mind the NSSF getting involved deeply in it as they have been doing this for years now. And again, I support instruction on safe gun storage because I believe it is more effective than a stupid law mandating it. And the total elimination of sales tax is always welcome and only wish it applied to anything guns.
HB 7015 by Lambert (R): Criminal Procedure – As introduced, expands, from certain violent offenses to any felony offense, the offenses for which a person who has been arrested is required to have a biological specimen taken for the purpose of DNA analysis to determine identification characteristics specific to the person if probable cause exists for the arrest. – Amends TCA Section 40-35-321. (TEXT)
A big fat NO on this one. Any shitty cop can arrest you for any felony they can come up with and even it you are found innocent or case dropped, you are still forever in a DNA database as if you were some serial rapist.