Tennessee Rep. John Rose Votes ‘No’, Accuses House Democrats of ‘Infringing on Second Amendment Rights’ with Gun Control Bill

Tennessee Republican Representative John Rose (R-TN-06) voted “no” on two gun control bills brought to the House floor Wednesday.

“House Democrats decided to infringe on the 2nd amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of addressing mental health and school security issues, the root causes of gun violence and school shootings,” Representative John Rose expressed in a statement. “I am proud to vote ‘No’ to defend the constitutional rights of law-abiding Tennesseans.”

The first bill, titled “Protecting our Kids Act,” or H.R. 7910, would raise the age limit to purchase certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles and shotguns to 21 years old; outlaw self-manufactured firearms and bump stocks; establish regulations on how individuals must store guns in their private homes and create penalties for violating those regulations; establish new federal offenses for gun trafficking and straw purchasers; and, as Rose put it, “enact duplicative laws already on the books that do nothing to stop criminals from trafficking illegally purchased guns.”

On Wednesday, Rose also voted “no” on the second gun control bill, H.R. 2377, titled the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order, which would nationalize red flag laws.

As previously covered by The Tennessee Star, red flag laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, allow judges to seize a person’s guns without a trial, based solely on a written complaint that the person might be a danger to themselves or others. All a judge needs is “reasonable suspicion.”

Both bill packages passed the House and now head to the Senate.

Along with his “no” votes Wednesday, Rose gave a speech on the House floor expressing his desire to improve school safety while, at the same time, upholding the Constitution and not infringing on the Second Amendment.

“As an elected representative as well as a parent, I am eager to find solutions that make our kids safer,” Rose said while speaking on the House floor. “Those solutions must include strengthening mental health services and school security across the country. But I fear House Democrats are ignoring those fundamental issues – and jumping right into their gun control agenda.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.



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3 Thoughts to “Tennessee Rep. John Rose Votes ‘No’, Accuses House Democrats of ‘Infringing on Second Amendment Rights’ with Gun Control Bill”

  1. JB Taylor

    Yes, Democrats want to do things they know they should get shot for, so to protect themselves that want to take our protection first. Then they can do as they please.

  2. Steve Allen

    If this knee jerk legislation actually was signed into law by our illegitimate “president” then I would hope Tennessee would nullify the law as it is a direct infringement of the 2nd Amendment. Marijuana is an illegal drug at the federal level and look at the number of states that have legalized it’s use.

    Anyone with any level of intelligence knows that the intent of the Left, as they attempt to pass these incremental infringements, is to eventually totally disarm law abiding Americans.

    1. Tim Price

      Well Said Sir!