Knoxville City Council votes to formally oppose Tennessee permitless carry

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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.


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