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Tennessee - Committee To Hear Four Bills April 15

Friday, April 11, 2003

On a 5-3 vote this past Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 1531, legislation that includes Tennessee among a majority of states that allows handgun permit holders to carry their firearms in restaurants and other establishments that serve alcohol. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for consideration. Please contact your senator and urge his support.

On Tuesday, April 15, at noon, the House Judiciary`s Subcommittee on Constitutional Protections will hear four critical pro-gun bills: HB 1710, the House counterpart of SB 1531; HB 452, which would require Tennessee to honor a handgun carry permit issued by any other state; HB 1622, which would revise the handgun carry permit law to specify that minor misdemeanor offenders are not prohibited from applying for permits; and HB 1615, which would authorize the public to use law enforcement ranges under certain conditions. Please call subcommittee members and request their support of these four bills. You can find contact information for your state legislators by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org.

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