Following the recent mass shootings 2023, the governors of Kentucky and Tennessee have called for stricter gun control laws in the country. These laws reportedly intend to prevent individuals in crisis from being able to access firearms.
On April 11, Governor Andrew Beshear of Kentucky and Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee have called for stricter gun control laws in the country following the recent mass shootings 2023 in the cities of Louisville in Kentucky and Nashville in Tennessee. These laws are reportedly intended to prevent an individual who is in crisis from accessing any firearm.
An article in Reuters states that a total of 11 individuals were killed in the mass shootings 2023 in Louisville and Nashville. On April 10, a bank employee has reportedly shot five colleagues to death while injuring nine other individuals at his workplace in Louisville, Kentucky. Earlier on March 27, a former student had shot three 9-year-old students and three staff members to death at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.
Laws to Prevent More Mass Shootings 2023
According to an article on AP News, earlier on April 11, Lee had urged the members of the General Assembly to come up with an agreement to strengthen the state of Tennessee’s gun control laws. Lee stated that he intends for these laws to separate dangerous individuals from being able to access firearms while still maintaining the constitutional rights of the residents of Tennessee. Reportedly, Lee had also communicated with Beshear after the Kentucky governor had lost a lifelong friend in the mass shooting in Louisville.