Senate Democrats call for a vote on governor’s order of protection proposal
Sens. Akbari, Lamar: Students, families deserve a vote before session ends
NASHVILLE — Senate minority leader Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis, and Democratic caucus chairwoman Sen. London Lamar, D-Memphis, issued a joint statement today in response to Gov. Bill Lee’s draft legislation to establish an order of protection process to remove firearms from people who present a danger to others.
“We urge Republican leadership to put the governor’s order of protection legislation in a committee for immediate consideration. Tennessee students and families are desperate for solutions to stop gun violence and they deserve a public debate — and vote — before this session ends.”
Following the shooting massacre at The Covenant School in March, Democrats have joined with thousands of Tennesseans in calling for legislative action to stop future gun violence.