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Tennessee: Three Pro-Gun Bills Could be Considered as Early as Tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

Three pro-gun bills (HB959, HB960, and HB961) will be heard as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25 in the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee of Criminal Practice and Procedure.

House Bill 959, sponsored by State Representative Eddie Bass (D-65), would ensure the privacy of handgun permit holders by making records of permit applications and renewals confidential.  Any public disclosure of this information would be a Class A misdemeanor. 

House Bill 960, sponsored by State Representative Harry Tindell (D-13), would allow persons with a handgun carry permit to carry firearms in local, state and federal parks.  If passed, law-abiding citizens of the Volunteer State can lawfully carry within the confines of local, state and federal parks, further preserving their self-defense and Second Amendment rights. Currently, it is unlawful to do so. 

House Bill 961, sponsored by State Representative Mike Bell (R-26), authorizes a person with handgun carry permit to possess firearm in a refuge, public hunting area, wildlife management area, or on national forest land. 

Please contact the members of the Criminal Practice and Procedure Subcommittee TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote for HB959, HB960, and HB961.  Contact information can be found below.


State Representative Eric Watson (R-22)
Phone (615) 741-7799
rep.eric.watson@capitol.tn.gov 

State Representative Janis Sontany (D-53)
Phone (615) 741-6861
rep.janis.sontany@capitol.tn.gov

State Representative Eddie Bass (D-65)
Phone (615) 741-1864
rep.eddie.bass@capitol.tn.gov

State Representative Karen Camper (D-87)
(615) 741-1898
rep.karen.camper@capitol.tn.gov

State Representative Chad Faulkner (R-36)
(615) 741-3335
rep.chad.faulkner@capitol.tn.gov

State Representative Judd Matheny (R-47)
(615) 741-7448
rep.judd.matheny@capitol.tn.gov

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