Metro Nashville Council convenes gun violence hearing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Nashville Vice Mayor David Briley will convene a special Metro Council hearing on gun violence Tuesday.
Briley has asked Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson and Metro Health Department Director Dr. Bill Paul to testify on the issue.
WTVF-TV notes that the session was scheduled last month following the shooting death of a California tourist on 4th Avenue near Demonbreun during an apparent robbery attempt.
Nashville has seen a sharp rise in shooting deaths in recent years.
It isn’t clear what the council can do to curb gun violence. State law bars cities from introducing most gun control measures.