Activists Disrupt Tennessee Legislature to Call for Gun Control After Nashville Shooting


The Tennessee legislature encountered a disruption as protesters demonstrated in the building to advocate for gun control.

Videos showed protesters disrupting the legislature chanting, “No action, no peace!”

Watch the video:

Tennessee statehouse reporter Andy Sher tweeted, “Students packing Tennessee Senate gallery today amid major protests over state gun laws following Monday’s shooting deaths of 3 students, 3 staffers at a Christian college in Nashville. Some are chanting “children are dead. Do you [care]?”

Gaetz Issues 1 Word in Reaction to News of McCarthy's Departure

Another video appeared to show state troopers blocking protestors in a separate portion of the building.

Journalist Kelsey Gibbs noted the protestors went through the security at the Capitol before entering the building.

“No one was arrested. This shoving started when THP needed to make way for lawmakers,” she added about a video of state troopers shoving protesters.

Do you think this should be compared to Jan. 6?

Several conservatives sought to compare the protest on Thursday to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro tweeted, “Guys, the media rule is that a protest at a government building that devolves into forcible trespass is only bad if it’s right-wingers doing it. If it involves teachers unions in Wisconsin in 2011 or gun control fanatics in Tennessee today, that’s called *heroism*.”

Chaya Raichik, the founder of the popular “Libs of TikTok” account, asked, “How many people have been arrested so far in Tennessee and Kentucky for storming their state’s Capitol and threatening our democracy?”

3 Dems Join With Republicans to Censure Lawmaker Who Pulled Fire Alarm

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) shared a video from the demonstration and asked, “Will the Left call this an insurrection too?”

The protest comes days after a shooter opened fire in a Christian school in Nashville, killing three adults and three children.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Comment Down Below