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Posted on March 25, 2013
Tomorrow, March 26 at 1:00 p.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Senate Bill 108, legislation to keep confidential all information on those residents who possess a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit (HCP). This privacy protection legislation recently passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives by an overwhelming 84 to 10 vote.
Senate Bill 108 would make confidential, and not open for public inspection, all information pertaining to a handgun carry permit application or renewal application and the status of a handgun carry permit. Tennesseans deserve the same protections that residents in 36 other states already enjoy due to Right-to-Carry confidentiality laws in place.
The privacy of handgun carry permit holders’ information is essential for the protection of law-abiding gun owners in the Volunteer State. Recently, there have been several instances of anti-gun media outlets publishing the names and addresses of handgun carry permit holders, and even providing an interactive map that showed exactly where carry permit holders live.
It is important that you continue contacting members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tell them of the importance of keeping all HCP information private and urge them to vote for SB 108. Contact information for Committee members is provided below.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Brian Kelsey (Chairman) 615-741-3036 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Doug Overbey (First Vice Chairman) 615-741-0981 email@example.com
Senator Stacey Campfield (Second Vice Chairman) 615-741-1766 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Mike Bell 615-741-1946 email@example.com
Senator Lowe Finney 615-741-1810 firstname.lastname@example.org Senator Ophelia Ford 615-741-1767 email@example.com
Senator Todd Gardenhire615firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Mark Green615email@example.com
Senator John Stevens(615) firstname.lastname@example.org
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