Democrat State Rep Larry Miller Pushed Amendment to Appoint Anti-Gun Activists to All Tennessee Gun Regulation Boards, Commissions


State Representative Larry Miller (D-Memphis) proposed an amendment empowering one of his endorsers, a gun control group, with gun regulation power. Miller withdrew the amendment during the final House vote on the bill, which authorized permitless carry.

The amendment was short and to the point: the governor must appoint a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Moms Demand Action) representative to all boards and commissions regulating firearm ownership.

“Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any board or commission that regulates the ownership of firearms in this state shall have an additional member appointed to the board or commission by the governor,” read the amendment. “This additional member must be a representative of the organization Moms Demand Action.”

The gun control group – a nonprofit organization – endorsed Miller during his 2020 reelection.

The parent organization for Moms Demand Action is Everytown for Gun Safety (Everytown), founded and funded by gun control advocate and billionaire Michael Bloomberg. As The Tennessee Star previously reported, he opened up headquarters in Memphis last February for his presidential campaign.

During the third and final hearing of the bill on the House floor, Miller lauded the gun control group’s contributions to “gun common sense.” According to Moms Demand Action, that includes no online gun or ammo sales, red flag laws, and assault weapons bans.

“Moms Demand Action is a national, prominent organization that advocates for gun common sense in this country, in this state. We appreciate what they do each and every day,” stated Miller.

Despite his glowing review of the group’s work, Miller didn’t give an explanation on the House floor as to why he withdrew his amendment.

The Star inquired with his spokespersons about this amendment and its withdrawal, but received no reponse by press time.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to [email protected].





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9 Thoughts to “Democrat State Rep Larry Miller Pushed Amendment to Appoint Anti-Gun Activists to All Tennessee Gun Regulation Boards, Commissions”

  1. Sim

    James Madison noted that the government of England had given citizens their rights, (Magna Carta)
    but Americans set the example of Citizens giving themselves their own rights, and limiting Government’s right to legislate to those areas enumerated in the Constitution,
    and rights not enumerated to government were reserved to the states or citizens.

    Neither state or Federal Government has any authority to legislate any thing concerning the “Bill of Rights”, as stated in the first amendment, “SHALL MAKE NO LAW”, promoting or prohibiting, Religion, but this prohibition against any law is true for all of the Bill of Rights.

    Government was never enumerated legislative power to alter or eliminate any of our Bill of Rights.

    I was sadden to see people “Begging” for the right to carry their guns during the Tn legislative session, when they should have walked in to the Chambers and told them how it going to be,
    resign if they don’t like it or make out their last will and testimony if they plan to oppose it.

    As long as you let people get away with doing whatever they want, it’s only going to get worse.

    The Bill of Rights is just paper and a gun just metal, neither is worth anything without men who are willing to put their life on the line to support them and all the Rights/Freedoms they represent.

    The NRA and TFA needs to issue a call to arms or get out of the business of misleading people, the time for talking is drawing to a close.

  2. Tim Price

    This Miller dude is attempting to kiss the butt of the ones who kissed his butt. So he needs to go away. But he won’t because he is from ****hole Memphis!

  3. 83ragtop50

    Why didn’t a conservative rep introduce an amendment requiring two NRA members to be appointed to the boards and committees? But of course the conservatives are playing the part of the lamb with the two wolves voting on what to have for dinner. That is a real problem with conservatives – that is, they are not proactive enough to move things to the right. They sit back allowing the wild-eyed leftist make outrageous demands then give in halfway and claim victory. There is no victory when one gives up an iota of personal liberty. Wake up Tennessee GOP legislators.

  4. Horatio Bunce

    Why would there be firearm regulation boards and commissions infringing on keeping and bearing arms unless we don’t actually have “constitutional carry”?

  5. Allan Tortorice

    Any and every anti-gun law is a violation of the Second Amendment and should be ignored.

    1. Ron Welch

      AND also is a VIOLATION of Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee Constitution Declaration of Rights by which we have DECLARED our rights to the State Government!

      BTW, Article I, Section 1 says “ALL POWER is inherent in the People…”

  6. LM

    Bloomberg has already taken over gun rights in Virginia. Now he is trying to take Tennessee’s.

  7. Some Dude

    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” ~ Mark Twain

    “They who can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

    “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson

    Yeah, I’m listening to THEM, not this Anti-Constitution, Anti-Rights, Liberal Democrat, Larry Miller clown.

    Tennessee is on the wrong political path, by putting more Liberal Democrats in CONTROL of Tennessee’s future (AND present). If these people (Biden / Liberal Agenda Supporters) remain in power, they will eventually remove the 2nd Amendment, the TN government will support that FULLY, and they WILL go door-to-door, as they SAID they would. They will make possessing a firearm grounds for losing your home and fortunes. THAT is how they will end Rights.

    That’s how Hitler and Mao began, too. Those two politicians ALSO removed their people’s ability to say NO. ~ Now, that’s happening here, in America (or “Amerika”, as half the country already calls it, as the Liberalistic Democrat Party… Seek Kyle).

  8. Some Dude

    Representatives like, Larry Miller, are the representative we need to elect OUT of Tennessee. They will Baltimorify and Chicagoify, and New York Citify the entire state of Tennessee (not just Nashville & Memphis), turning this wonderful state into a high-tax, crime-ridden, homeless shelter filled, squalor state… just like ALL the other Democrat Politician controlled cities.

    The Democrat system of hate and financial corruption does not work.

    The Leftist Agenda will NOT sustain the USA. The Democrat’s Thirdworldification agenda will degrade the entire state, and entire country. The poorer you are, in the Democrat world, the fewer options you will have (even fewer if you’re white, fewer still if you are white male). All I can say is… play the market, and get rich now, for your family, and your retirement.