27 Apr 2024

Teachers to be allowed guns in Tennessee schools

Washington Correspondent

Divisions in the United States over gun control will be amplified in the run up to November’s presidential election. That has been particularly stark in the state of Tennessee. A year ago a shooting at a school in the state capital Nashville that left three nine-year-olds dead sparked protests in the legislative building.

Democrat representative Justin Jones, megaphone in hand, backed the protestors’ calls for tighter controls and was then expelled.

This week in Tennessee a gun law was passed, but not one that makes it more difficult to carry weapons.