AG again says Tenn. cannot nullify federal gun laws

The latest attempt by state lawmakers to nullify federal gun laws likely violates the United States Constitution, the attorney general said in an opinion released Friday.

Senate Bill 1756, a measure that attempts to block federal laws within Tennessee, would violate the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, state lawyers said in a terse, two-page opinion signed by Attorney General Robert Cooper. State lawyers note they reached the same conclusion on a similar bill a year ago.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, sought the opinion. Kelsey and the bill's sponsor, Republican state Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet, have clashed previously over the issue.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment