Biden welcomes ‘Tennessee Three’ to White House to discuss gun control

On Monday, President Joe Biden welcomed three Tennessee lawmakers to the White House to discuss gun control measures. The lawmakers, known as the ‘Tennessee Three’, have been vocal advocates for gun rights in their state, but have also expressed a willingness to work with the Biden administration on common-sense gun control measures.

The meeting comes in the wake of several high-profile mass shootings in the United States, including the recent shooting in Boulder, Colorado, which left 10 people dead. Biden has made gun control a top priority of his administration, calling for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as expanded background checks for gun buyers.

The ‘Tennessee Three’ – Senator Marsha Blackburn, Senator Bill Hagerty, and Representative Tim Burchett – have all been staunch supporters of the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms. However, they have also expressed a willingness to work with the Biden administration on measures to prevent gun violence.

In a joint statement released after the meeting, the lawmakers said they had a “productive discussion” with the president and his team. “We appreciate the opportunity to share our perspective on gun rights and gun violence prevention,” the statement read. “We look forward to continuing this important conversation and finding common ground on ways to keep our communities safe.”

The meeting was seen as a positive step towards bipartisan cooperation on gun control, which has been a contentious issue in American politics for decades. While Democrats have pushed for stricter gun laws, Republicans have argued that such measures would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

However, recent polls have shown that a majority of Americans support common-sense gun control measures, such as expanded background checks and a ban on assault weapons. The ‘Tennessee Three’ have acknowledged this shift in public opinion, and have signaled a willingness to work with Democrats on measures that would prevent gun violence while still protecting the rights of gun owners.

The meeting between the ‘Tennessee Three’ and President Biden is just the latest example of the president’s efforts to reach across the aisle and find common ground on important issues. While there is still much work to be done on gun control, this meeting is a positive step towards a safer and more secure America.