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Tennessee: Right-to-Carry Under Attack in Crossville!

Friday, January 23, 2009

The city of Crossville has proposed and nearly finalized a city ordinance that would ban concealed carry on city-owned property.  Anti-gun bills such as this one will clearly strip those of Crossville, Tennessee of their right to self-defense.  The watered down language used to amend this city ordinance has furthered restrictions on law-abiding citizens substantially by using the word “property” as opposed to government “buildings” or “premises.”  Crossville’s ultimate scope for this bill was to limit concealed carry on city government-owned property, but the reckless use of language portrays the true meaning of the bill to limit concealed carry on any city-owned property.  

The Crossville City Council has met twice already for readings on this anti-gun ordinance.  The third and final reading will take place on Tuesday, February 10 at 6 p.m, in City Hall. 

Please attend this hearing and show your opposition to this measure.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the members of the City Council TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose this ordinance.  Contact information can be found below.

Mayor J. H. Graham, III
Phone: (931) 456-5123
mayorgraham@frontiernet.ne

Boyd Wyatt, Sr.

Phone: (931) 484-5113

Earl Dean
Phone: (931) 484-5113 

Dr. Carl Duer
Phone: (931) 484-5113

Jesse Kerley
Phone: (931) 248-2195
Email: jesselukekerley@live.com

City of Crossville
99 Municipal Avenue
Crossville, TN  38555
Phone: (931) 484-5113
FAX: (931) 484-7713
E-mail:
info@crossvilletn.gov

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