Tennessee Info: Mandatory sentencing becomes law

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The Governor, on June 24, signed into law HB 167. The intention is to deter crime by requiring a mandatory sentence for gun theft. Studies show, mandatory sentences don’t deter crime.  Furthermore, gun owners get no penalty for carelessly leaving guns around the house in visible locations. Certainly, gun visibility invites theft and accidents and should be punished.

The Bill

👎 Senate Bill 403 / House Bill 167 will mandate prison sentences of 30 days for gun theft and place no obligation on the gun owner to keep their guns safe.
Tracking Bill Progress: bold=passed, italics=location
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
—In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
—After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

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