Two important Right-to-Carry reform bills, House Bill 132 and House Bill 2184, passed out of the State House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, May 9. HB 132 now heads to the Finance, Ways & Means Committee, and HB 2184 has been referred to The House Committee on Calendar and Rules.
House Bill 132, sponsored by State 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. Please contact members of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, today and ask them to support and vote “YES” on HB 132.
House Bill 2184, sponsored by State 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. HB 2184 was amended to include all areas for recreational purposes. Please contact members of the House Committee on Calendar and Rules today and ask them to support HB 2184, as amended, by sending it to the House Floor.
House Members can be reached at (615) 741-1351 or 1-800-449-8366. Please also contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and thank them for their support on these two measures. They can be reached at 615-781-6500.