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Tennessee Republicans approve education board member Jordan Mollenhour

Tennessee Republicans approve education board member Jordan Mollenhour

Tennessee Republicans accepted Gov. Monthly bill Lee’s most recent appointment to point out board of education and learning, even with concerns about his ownership in an on line ammunition corporation.

Knoxville’s Jordan Mollenhour, who’s been serving as a State Board of Training member considering that his appointment in November 2021, is the founder and operator of Lucky Gunner. The business, started in 2009, sells firearm ammunition online. 

Jordan Mollenhour

Lucky Gunner has faced multiple lawsuits above the years. The corporation has been linked to the marketing of ammunition involved in two mass shootings.

The most modern lawsuit involves whether the enterprise can be held civilly accountable for selling ammunition to a 17-calendar year-old who fatally shot 10 people today at his Santa Fe, Texas significant university in 2018. The business has denied any wrongdoing.

The Senate permitted Mollenhour’s nomination last week on a occasion line vote. 

In an e-mail to The Tennessean next approval from the Senate, Mollenhour explained anti-gun groups are making use of his nomination as an prospect to “assault the 2nd modification at the time once again,” and named it “political theatre.”

Mollenhour will chair a new study committee on job/technological training and workforce improvement.

The Residence permitted Mollenhour’s nomination 71-14.

Adam Friedman is The Tennessean’s point out authorities and politics reporter. Reach him by e mail at [email protected]

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