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URGENT: Tennessee General Assembly to Vote to Override Governor's Veto of Restaurant Carry!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Please Contact Your Legislator Today!

As early as tomorrow, June 3, the Tennessee General Assembly may vote to override Governor Bredesen’s (D) veto of House Bill 962. This NRA-supported bill would enable law-abiding right-to-carry permit holders to carry a firearm for self defense in establishments that serve alcohol, provided they don’t consume while carrying.  Despite passing both the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support, Governor Bredesen vetoed the bill. 

A simple majority vote of the legislature is required to overturn the Governor’s veto.  It is critical that you contact your Representative and Senator immediately and ask that they vote to override the Governor’s veto of HB 962. Remind them that 36 other states, including 7 of Tennessee’s border states, trusts their citizens to carry a firearm for self-defense in restaurants that serve alcohol, and its time that Tennessee do so as well.  Time is of the essence, so please contact them today! To identify your Representative and Senator, please click here.

If your legislators voted for HB 962 when it was floor of the House and Senate, please remember to thank them for their past support and ask that they vote to override the Governor’s veto.  To contact supporting members of the House please click here, and to contact supporting Senators please click here.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.