On Nashville’s WKRN-TV about Expanding Tennessee’s Lifetime Order of Protection, warning the TV station misleading uses Nikki Goeser’s answer to one question to answer another one

Aug 26, 2023 | Media Coverage

News media bias shows up in many ways. One way biases arise is by reporters using answers from one question for another. That happened in this case for our Nikki Goeser. Nikki was largely responsible for the idea behind the Lifetime Order of Protection. The interview made it look like Nikki favored giving stalkers convicted of violent crimes back their guns, but she was actually answering a question about Red Flag laws, where people have their guns taken away without due process.

During the special session Thursday, the Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously adopted an amended bill to protect victims of stalking.

When House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R) introduced the bill, he called upon a heartbreaking story that happened Nashville.

In April 2009, Nikki Goeser’s husband was shot and killed in front of her, by her stalker. The stalker has since been convicted, but Lamberth shared that he continues to send her messages from jail. 

Meanwhile, Goeser is working with lawmakers to protect herself and others.

House Bill 7003 expands the eligibility for a lifetime order of protection to include victims of aggravated stalking and especially aggravated stalking.

“This is something that women have had to deal with for a very long time, being stalked, and generally something has to happen in order for action to be taken,” said House Minority Leader Karen Camper (D). “To have the ability to have a lifetime order to protect women or families, I do think that’s very important for us to do.” . . .

Peyton Kennedy, “Tennessee House passes bill protecting stalking victims, giving them access to firearms,” WKRN Channel 2 Nashville, August 25, 2023.