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Haslam says Tennessee firearm laws fine for now

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(Times Free Press) - Tennessee should stick to the "status quo" on its gun laws and make no additional changes for now, Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday.

Haslam also told incoming high school seniors at the Volunteer Girls State conference in Nashville that when it comes to the federal government, "I do think the idea of more extensive background checks makes sense to me."

But the issue, the Republican said, is "how can we do that without infringing on Second Amendment rights?"

The governor's comments came in response to a question posed by a student and in responses to questions from reporters later.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.


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