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Important Tennessee Right-to-Carry Reforms Tabled Until Next Year

Friday, June 8, 2007

With only a week remaining in the Tennessee State Legislature’s session, House Bill 132, sponsored by State Representative Mike Bell (R-23), and House Bill 2184, sponsored by State Representative Frank Niceley (R-17), have been tabled until next year while the House continues to work on the budget and a non-controversial calendar in the final week.

House Bill 132 would have allowed a person with a Right-to-Carry permit to possess a firearm in all public hunting areas, refuges, wildlife management areas, and national forests managed by the state.  House Bill 2184 would have allowed any resident who has a Right-to-Carry permit to possess his or her handgun while within the boundaries of any state park and all areas for recreational purposes. 

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