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Several Pro-Gun Bills on Tennessee Governor Bredesen’s Desk!

Friday, May 4, 2007

House Bill 1285 and companion bill, Senate Bill 1597, House Bill 145 and companion bill, Senate Bill 135, along with House Bill 1907 and companion bill, Senate Bill 11 are all heading to Governor Bredesen’s (D) desk for his consideration. 

 

House Bill 1285, sponsored by State Representative Dolores Gresham (R-94) and its companion bill, Senate Bill 1597, introduced by State Senator Mark Norris (R-32), overwhelmingly passed the State Legislature. HB 1285/SB 1597 would protect our Second Amendment rights by prohibiting any government agency from regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms, during a state of emergency such as occurred following Hurricane Katrina. 

 

House Bill 145, “No-Net-Loss” legislation, sponsored by State Representative Michael McDonald (D-44), and its companion bill, Senate Bill 135, sponsored by State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25), were both overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature. HB 145/SB 135 require land managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency to have a base line number of public hunting acres that are always open to hunting, guaranteeing that future generations have the same hunting opportunities that are enjoyed today. 

 

House Bill 1907, "Castle Doctrine" legislation sponsored by State Representative Randy Rinks (D-71) and its companion bill, Senate Bill 11 sponsored by State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25), unanimously passed Senate on Thursday, May 3.  HB 1907/SB 11 expands Tennessee’s current statute giving homeowners and drivers wide discretion in the use of self-defense against intruders.

 

Please call Governor Bredesen’s (D) office at (615) 741-2001 and urge him to sign HB 1285/SB 1597; HB 145/SB 135 and HB1907/SB11.  Also, please contact your State Legislator at (615) 741-3511 and thank them for their support of all these bills.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

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New York: Outrageous Insurance Bill Headlines Long List of Anti-Gun Bills

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Nevada: Anti-Gun Bills Fail to Pass Second Chamber Policy Committee Deadline

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nevada: Anti-Gun Bills Fail to Pass Second Chamber Policy Committee Deadline

Today, May 19, was the second chamber policy committee deadline.  Two anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 115 and Senate Bill 387, both failed to pass out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and are now dead for the 2017 legislative ...

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

The Illinois House of Representatives may consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation that could put your local gun dealer out of business, at any time! It is imperative that you contact your state Representative IMMEDIATELY and ...

California: Department of Justice Submits Assault Weapon Regulations to Office of Administrative Law

Monday, May 15, 2017

California: Department of Justice Submits Assault Weapon Regulations to Office of Administrative Law

Today, May 15, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted draft regulations on "Assault Weapons" to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL).  

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