The proclamation issued by the Governor addresses several items that do not include Red Flags, Universal Background Checks and Mandatory Storage which were the top three items that Gun Controllers were badgering for.

Now, I am not naive enough to believe that some of these proposals cannot suddenly be transformed (especially item 12) into something else while everybody is looking elsewhere, so a constant state of observation will be required till the session is over. Still, I like the idea of committing resources to mental health care and I mean real care, no bullshit holistic kumbaya hormone and crystal therapy “care.”

( 1) Mental health resources, providers, commitments, or services;
(2) School safety plans or policies;
(3) Health care providers’ duty to warn about potential violent offenses;
( 4) Offenses of committing acts of mass violence or threatening to commit acts of mass
(5) Reports from the Tennessee Bureau oflnvestigation regarding human trafficking;
(6) Identification of individuals arrested for felonies;
(7) Law enforcement’s access to criminal and juvenile records;
(8) Law enforcement’s access to information about individuals who are subject to mental
health commitment;
(9) Information about victims of violent offenses;
( 10) Stalking offenses;
(11) Measures encouraging the safe storage of firearms, which do not include the creation
of penalties for failing to safely store firearms;
(12) Temporary mental health orders of protection, which must be initiated by law
enforcement, must require a due process hearing, must require the respondent to undergo
an assessment for suicidal or homicidal ideation, must require law enforcement to prove
its case by clear and convincing evidence, must require that an order of protection be
reevaluated at least every one-hundred eighty (180) days, and must not permit ex parte
(13) The transfer of juvenile defendants aged sixteen (16) and older to courts with criminal
jurisdiction, which must include appeal rights for the juveniles and the prosecuting
(14) Limiting the circumstances in which juvenile records may be expunged;
( 15) Blended sentencing for juveniles;
(16) Offenses related to inducing or coercing a minor to commit an offense;
(17) The structure or operations of state or local courts; and
(18) Making appropriations sufficient to provide funding for any legislation that receives
final passage during the extraordinary session; making appropriations sufficient to pay the
expenses of the extraordinary session, including the expenses of carrying out any actions
taken pursuant to this proclamation; making appropriations sufficient to support mental
health initiatives; making appropriations for school safety grants, as described on page B90 of the 2023-2024 Budget Document and in Section 54, Item 1-41, Section 60, Item 25,
and Section 60, Item 26 of Chapter 418, Public Acts of 2023; and making appropriations
to support school safety at institutions of higher education.


Once again, Item 12 is the one that has the best chance to be fucked with into a Red Flag. I still would love to see a legislator add the mandatory minimum felony charges and hefty personal fines for anybody misusing a health order against any citizen. There will be no true cure for abuse unless there is a harsh punishment attached to it.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Tennessee: Red Flag Law and other Gun Control issues apparently off the table for the Special Legislative Session.”
  1. I don’t see anything of a truly urgent nature that would require a special session to pass it this moment rather than when the legislature next convenes. So … why?

  2. As Boris said I’m waiting for the knife to come out. Any time law enforcement is given enhanced incentives or ability to commit people for psych reviews you run the risk of Contempt of Cop charges. So I very much like the idea of heavily punishing anyone submitting false reports.

    11 so long as it is strictly not allowed to become a mandate seems good. Change the culture and repeatedly hammer it in to peoples heads not to leave weapons unsecured where they can be easily stolen. Ya’ll already have gunsafes and what not tax free right? That alone is huge.

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