NASHVILLE (WJHL) – A Tennessee state senator needs to provide emergency responders the chance to carry weapons while on obligation.
Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) has filed a bill that might permit any individual employed as a firefighter or emergency medical technician to hold a handgun “while engaged within the efficiency of the individual’s official duties.”
A firefighter or EMT would wish to finish eight hours of training yearly as a way to carry a gun on obligation. It might additionally need to be permitted by the organization they work for.
Sen. Hensley filed SB 422 on Thursday. A House model of the invoice, HB 493, was filed Friday by Rep. Clay Doggett (R-Pulaski).
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