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Rally Held Ahead of Law Allowing Guns On Campuses

Posted: 10:55 PM, Jun 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-29 23:56:08-04

On July 1, a controversial new gun law takes effect in Tennessee, and Wednesday a group advocating for stricter rules on gun ownership held a rally in Franklin.

The Safe Tennessee Project put the rally together, ahead of the law’s enactment that will allow full time public university employees to carry registered guns on campus.

While some onlookers held a different view of gun control, the Safe Tennessee Project said laws like the one that takes effect tomorrow will make Tennesseans less safe.

“As we continue to log more accidental shootings, our legislators here in Tennessee continue to expand where people can carry guns, and that does not make a lot of sense to me,” said Beth Joslin Roth with the Safe Tennessee Project.

University employees who choose to carry on campus must have a handgun carry permit, and they have to register their gun with police.