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Tennessee State of Emergency Legislation on the Move!

Friday, March 24, 2006


In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, government officials in Louisiana confiscated legal, privately owned firearms from law-abiding citizens.  This left citizens defenseless against armed looters and other criminals. 


Tennessee, let’s make sure this never happens to you!


On Monday, March 20, the Tennessee State Senate passed Senate Bill 2928 with a vote of 28 to 2. SB 2928, sponsored by Senator Mark Norris (R-32) would prohibit the Government from confiscating firearms and restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition during declared emergencies.  This critical legislation is now advancing to the House of Representatives.


SB 2928’s companion bill, HB 3857, sponsored by Chris Crider (R-79), is currently in the House Judiciary’s Constitutional Protections sub-committee and is scheduled to be heard Wednesday, March 29.


Please contact your State Representative and ask him or her to support HB3857.  The general phone number for the Tennessee House of Representatives is (615) 741-2901.


If you need help identifying your State Representative or further contact information please use the following link to the "Write your Reps" feature found at www.nraila.org/.


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.