Democrats claim there's been no "real debate" on substantive gun safety reforms
The leader of the Tennessee Senate's Democratic Caucus is blasting what she says is a special legislative session on public safety that so far has been devoid of any serious debate on gun reform.
Sen. London Lamar of Memphis said of the first week of the session:
“Like many concerned parents, we came to this special session to fight for legislation to protect our children from gun violence. But Republicans would not even allow a debate on real gun safety solutions. It’s an embarrassment. This special session has been an insult to victims and survivors of gun violence.”
However, members of Lee's party, who have a supermajority in the Senate, refused to consider this proposal and also blocked gun safety proposals offered by Democrats.
The legislature is slated to return to session next week.