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Important Second Amendment Legislation Moving Forward in the Volunteer State!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Please Contact Your State Representative Today!

Two important Right-to-Carry reform bills will be heard before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, April 25. 


House Bill 132, sponsored by Representative Mike Bell (R-23), would allow a person with a handgun carry permit to possess a firearm in all public hunting areas, refuges, wildlife management areas, and national forests managed by the state; and


House Bill 2184, sponsored by Representative Frank Niceley (R-17), would allow any resident, who has a valid handgun carry permit, to possess his or her handgun while within the boundaries of any state park. 


Please call the House Judiciary Committee today at (615) 741-1351 or 1-800-449-8366 and urge them to support and vote “YES” to HB 132 and HB 2184.


House Judiciary Committee Members:

Representative Rob Briley (D-52), Chair: (615) 741-2184; rep.rob.briley@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Kent Colman (D-49), Vice-Chair: (615) 741-6829; rep.kent.coleman@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Janis Sontany (D-53), (615) 741-6861; rep.janis.sontany@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Eddie Bass (D-65),  (615) 741-1864; rep.eddie.bass@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Frank Buck (D-40), (615) 741-3817; rep.frank.buck@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Tom DuBois (R-64), (615) 741-7444; rep.tom.dubois@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Henry Fincher (D-42),  (615) 741-1875; rep.henry.fincher@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Jon Lundberg (R-1), (615) 741-7623; rep.jon.lundberg@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Judd Matheny (R-47),  (615) 741-7448; rep.judd.matheny@legislature.state.tn.us

Representative Eric Watson (R-22),  (615) 741-7799; eric.watson@legislature.state.tn.us

Also, House Bill 1285, the “Emergency Powers” legislation could be heard before the full House any day.


HB 1285, sponsored by Representative Dolores Gresham (R-94), would protect our Second Amendment rights during a state of emergency by prohibiting any government agency from regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms. 


Please call your State Representative at 1-800-449-8366 and urge him or her to support and vote “YES” to HB 1285.

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