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Tennessee: Several Firearms-Related Bills to be Heard Tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Please Stand Up and Make Your Voice Heard!

Several NRA-backed bills will be heard tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19 in the House Judiciary Criminal Practice and Procedure Sub-Committee. Please contact the legislators listed below today in support of the following bills: 

Right-To-Carry Reform:


House Bill 702, sponsored by State Representative Joe McCord (R-08), allows a person who has a valid Right-to-Carry permit to carry a firearm into restaurants where alcohol may be served, as long as the permit holder is not consuming alcohol or is not otherwise prohibited by posting provisions. This important Right-to-Carry reform measure passed the State Senate with a vote of 24 to 6 in January;

House Bill 3063
, sponsored by State Representative Phillip Johnson (R-78), would ensure that employees are able to protect themselves as they travel to and from work by allowing them to store their firearms in their vehicles while at work.  It prohibits any operator or owner of any parking lot from baring firearms in private vehicles; and

House Bill 3014
, sponsored by State Representative Stacey Campfield (R-18), would authorize full-time faculty and staff with valid handgun carry permits to possess a firearm for self-defense at public schools, colleges, and universities in Tennessee upon completion of an annual firearms training course.

Right-to-Carry Permit Applications:


House Bill 3293, sponsored by State Representative Nathan Vaughn (D-02), would eliminate the statutory provision that prohibits a citizen who has voluntarily sought mental health treatment from obtaining a handgun carry permit. The legislation would instead create a seven-year limitation;

House Bill 3137
, sponsored by State Representative Eddie Bass (D-65) and State Representative Mike Bell (R-23), restrict public access to the records of concealed Right-to-Carry permit holders and prohibit their publication; and

House Bill 3683
, sponsored by State Representative Matthew Hill (R-07), would reduce the Right-to-Carry permit application fee from $115 to $100.

All firearm-related bills are in the House Judiciary Criminal Practice and Procedure Sub-Committee and are to be heard tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19. Please contact the legislators below and respectfully ask them to support HB 702, HB 3014, HB 3063, HB 3137, HB 3293, and HB 3683.


Also, to be heard tommorrow is
House Bill 3245, sponsored by State Representative Larry Miller (D-88).  HB 3245 would require all handgun ammunition manufactured or sold in Tennessee to be coded with a serial number, and entered into a statewide database at the time of sale.  Encoded ammunition would be registered to the purchaser and would include the date of transaction, the purchaser’s name, date of birth, driver’s license number, and the serial number of the ammunition.  HB 3245 poses a serious threat to our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and needs to be stopped immediately. 

Please contact the following legislators immediately:

State Representative Kent Coleman, (D-49)

(615) 741-6829

rep.kent.coleman@legislature.state.tn.us

State Representative
Lois Deberry (D-91)

(615) 741-3830

rep.lois.deberry@legislature.state.tn.us


State Representative Janis Sontany (D-53)

(615) 741-6861

rep.janis.sontany@legislature.state.tn.us

 

State Representative Henry Fincher (D-42)

(615) 741-1875

rep.henry.fincher@legislature.state.tn.us

 

State Representative Eddie Bass (D-65)

(615) 741-1864

rep.eddie.bass@legislature.state.tn.us

 

State Representative Rob Briley (D-52)

(615) 741-2184

rep.rob.briley@legislature.state.tn.us

 

State Representative Judd Matheny (R-47)

(615) 741-7448

rep.judd.matheny@legislature.state.tn.us

 

State Representative Eric Watson (R-22)

(615) 741-7799
eric.watson@legislature.state.tn.us
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