Opinion: The chill of Tennessee Gov. Lee's gun arrogance is horrifying

Here's one of biggest understatements of our week here in Chattanooga. And it's the lead of a very important story in Tuesday's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

"Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly's call for 'common sense' gun regulations following two weekends of city gun violence is proving to be a nonstarter with Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee," wrote TFP reporter Andy Sher.

"Kelly called for mandatory background checks on all firearm purchases and a ban on high-capacity magazines.

"Lee on Monday announced new safety steps directed at schools that don't include additional gun regulations," according to our story.

This was Lee talking: "There are a lot of opinions about whether or not certain actions actually have an effect on what's occurred here," our Republican governor told reporters during a state Capitol news conference where he unveiled a series of actions and recommendations for Tennessee public schools following mass shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school on May 24 and another on May 14 at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store.