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Pro-Gun Bills Headed to Tennessee House Committee!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Several NRA-backed bills will be heard Wednesday, April 2 in the House Judiciary Criminal Practice and Procedure Sub-Committee.  This is the final meeting for the sub-committee during the 2008 session, so please contact the legislators listed below today in support of the following bills:

·        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 by a vote of 24 to 6 in January.

·        House Bill 3137, sponsored by State Representative Eddie Bass (D-65) and State Representative Mike Bell (R-23), which restricts public access to the records of concealed Right-to-Carry permit holders and prohibits 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. The current fee is one of the most expensive in the country and is aiding the Tennessee Department of Safety’s five million dollar surplus.

·        House Bill 3153, sponsored by State Representative Jim Cobb (R-31), would establish by rule how the state is to implement the federal “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004,” relative to the carrying of firearms by qualified and retired law enforcement officers.  

Please continue contacting members of the House Judiciary Sub-Committee in support of HB702, HB3137, HB3683 and HB3153. 

State Representative Janis Sontany (D-53), Chair
(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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