Fairfax, VA – Efforts in the House of Representatives to override Governor Phil Bredesen’s veto of House Bill 962 were successful today. In a show of strong bipartisan support, the House voted 69-27 to override the governor’s May 28 veto of HB 962. This NRA-supported bill will enable law-abiding right-to-carry permit holders to carry a firearm for self defense in restaurants. Today’s victory is a crucial step in the passage of this important legislation that will expand the right of self-defense. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.