Nashville mayor calls for red flag law in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) -- Nashville Mayor David Briley took to the internet Tuesday, proposing a red flag law to Tennessee law makers.

Briley called for the flag law via Twitter as a response to the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. He tweeted “In the wake of mass shootings like Dayton and El Paso, we need more than just thoughts and prayers to move forward. I'm calling on @TNHouseGOP , @TNSenateGOP and @GovBillLee to pass a Red Flag Law to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.”

A flag law would allow for a person's gun rights to be taken away temporarily if they were to present a danger to themselves or others.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee did not say whether or not he would support a red flag law, but he says the state needs an alternative way, such as cyber security, to protect it's citizens against these types of attacks.

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