A Nashville woman had done everything domestic violence victims can do in Tennessee to prevent her estranged husband from killing her. She had even armed herself. Yet she wound up dead.
Tennessee lawmakers are getting close to a final vote on a plan to do away with the state’s gun permit requirement. The measure has passed the Senate and is on track for a vote on the House floor — possibly as soon as next week.
Listen / The Metro Nashville Police Department has formed a specialized task force to enhance its efforts to fight gun crime. City officials say the new unit includes federal agents and focus on figuring out whether a firearm is linked to multiple crimes.
Metro Nashville Police say the suspect in Sunday morning’s shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch had his guns confiscated last year after being caught inside a restricted area at the White House. Travis Reinking, 29, is still at large, and police say he still may have two guns in his possession. Police believe he […]
Nashville high school students marched and chanted Friday against school shootings and in favor of five specific gun control measures as part of a nationwide day of walkouts.
Listen / State lawmakers voted down a measure Tuesday that would’ve allowed teachers in schools across Tennessee to go armed. The proposal had picked up steam after February’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. But even some pro-gun rights legislators seemed to doubt it made much practical sense.
Updated at 8:45 p.m. The leader of the state House of Representatives is calling on a Middle Tennessee lawmaker to step down amid allegations that he made sexual advances toward three teenage girls while working as a basketball coach thirty years ago.
A measure that would have slashed the penalties for carrying a handgun illegally has died in the state legislature. The Tennessee Senate’s Judiciary quietly killed Senate Bill 2427 on Wednesday by declining to take it up for debate.
Listen / Last year’s shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas raised the prominence of a particular accessory used in that killing — bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at rates comparable to machine guns. Now in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., massacre, Tennessee lawmakers are considering cracking down on […]
Listen / Tennessee lawmakers are preparing for another season of debate over gun legislation. But they’re trying to get off on a better foot: by coming together on one measure they can agree on.