Knoxville City Council votes to formally oppose Tennessee permitless carry

Local News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — On Tuesday night, the City Council passed a resolution formally opposing permitless handgun carry in Tennessee.

Last month, the legislation was proposed by Gov. Bill Lee. The proposed bill would allow people 21 and older to carry a handgun without a permit. The legislation also stiffens penalties for theft of firearms.

RELATED: Gov. Bill Lee introduces legislation to allow people 21+ to carry handguns without a permit

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon has already spoken out against the legislation, calling it a threat to public safety, but also saying she supported the right for law-abiding Tennesseans to own guns.

RELATED: Knoxville mayor releases statement against permitless handgun carry

The City Council’s vote to say they are in opposition passed unanimously Tuesday night.

LATEST STORIES

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News Videos

Fleet Services keeping Knoxville Fire Department engines running

Academy Sports donates $10,000 to Knoxville nonprofit

Green Magnet Academy receives donation for outdoor learning space

HonorAir flight delayed again

CNS employees suing for overtime pay

Teen pleads guilty in Tessa Majors murder