Rep. Sparks Refers To Drugs As "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

Sep 04, 2023 at 08:43 am by WGNS

State Rep. Mike Sparks (R) of Smyrna

(MURFREESBORO) Is there a correlation between increased drug use and stolen guns? State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna feels they are definitely connected. 



The 49th district Republican legislator shared some interesting data he learned from physicians at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital about local overdoses...

Sparks notes that the connection is tied directly to two other criminal issues: lack of control of drug traffic entering the U.S. mainly from our southern borders and a dramatic increase in stolen guns. 

Tennessee's sales tax exemption on gun safes and safety devices ended a couple of months ago, but Spark's plans to reintroduce permanent legislation when the General Assembly reconvenes in a little over 4-months... Sparks vows to continue strengthening legislation impacting fentanyl--referring to drugs as "weapons of mass destruction."

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