Tennessee bill would provide vouchers for gun safety courses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some state lawmakers are pushing for more gun safety in Tennessee. the invoice basically puts the onus on gun owners because he would give them a voucher for a gun safety course. While this originally focused on new gun owners, an amendment expanded it to anyone in the state.

“With constitutional porting, we are not requiring citizens who purchase a firearm or firearm to take a gun safety course. Safety is very important, there are well-known examples and even our dealers are concerned that people aren’t getting firearms safety training,” said Rep. Sabi “Doc” Kumar, R-Springfield.

If the law is passed, signs will be posted in gun shops telling people where the nearest course is offered and informing people of the new voucher.

The $30 voucher is provided by the state. Think of it as a coupon for a gun safety course. The courses would have to be approved by the state, and then companies would be reimbursed.

“I think anything that will help facilitate handgun safety training given existing state laws and pending laws, is a good thing. The more people trained in handgun safety handguns, the better,” Rep. John Ray Clemmons said. , D-Nashville.

When it comes to Cost, the first year could be around $2 million, depending on the bill. They expect about 60,000 gun owners to benefit from the program each year if approved. That bill is expected to be discussed by the House Civil Justice Committee on Wednesday.

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