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State Leaders Call for Tighter Gun Control after Latest Mass Shootings

Two mass shootings have occurred in Kentucky and Tennessee recently

Kentucky and Tennessee political leaders on Tuesday called for tighter controls on guns, including tougher laws preventing people in crisis from accessing firearms, after two mass shootings killed 11 people in Louisville and Nashville.

A bank employee shot dead five colleagues and wounded nine other people at his workplace in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. On March 27, three 9-year-olds and three staff members were killed at a private Christian school in Nashville by a former student.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee urged General Assembly members to find a compromise to bolster the state's so-called "red flag" laws, aimed at making it more difficult for people deemed to be a threat to the public or themselves from having access to firearms.

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