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Tennessee: Localities Already Opting-Out of Park Carry Law!

Friday, June 26, 2009

As anticipated, Tennessee counties and municipalities have started to opt-out of the park carry law passed by the Tennessee General Assembly during the 2009 session. 

 

Please contact your local officials and respectfully ask them not to create a confusing patchwork of laws that will close off local parks to law-abiding permit holders, who simply wish to be able to protect themselves and their families. 

 

If you have any information on Tennessee counties and municipalities taking steps to opt-out of this important self-defense law, please contact the NRA-ILA’s State and Local Affairs Division.  Contact information is provided below.

 

Email: state&local@nrahq.org
 

NRA-ILA, State & Local Affairs
C/O Scott Stevens 

11250 Waples Mill Road 

Fairfax, VA 22030  

 

Phone (703) 267-1217 

Fax: (703) 267-3976


 

Below is a list of counties and cities currently trying to opt-out.  Some cities and counties do not have ordinances, resolutions or hearings set in place but please continue to call.  Their contact information is listed below.

 

COUNTIES

 

Anderson County

www.andersontn.org;

 

Resolution No. 09-316;

 

County Mayor
Rex Lynch
865-457-6200
865-457-6201
rlynch@andersontn.org

 

For Anderson County Commission Contact info click here.

  

Davidson County

http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/davidson.html

 

The Second Reading of Ordinance BL2009-489 will take place July 21 at 6:30pm at Metro Council Chamber:

1 Public Square

Nashville, TN 37201

 

For contact information on Nashville City Council click here.

 

County Mayor:
Karl Dean
1 Public Sq. Ste. 100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-6000

 

Shelby County

http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/FirstPortal/dotShowDoc/dotContent/Government/ShelbyCountyCommission/index.htm

 

Park Carry Opt-out Resolution is item #1 on the Public Works Committee agenda Wednesday, July 8 starting at 8:45am:

 

Shelby County Administration Building

4th Floor, Commissioners Committee Room

160 N. Main St, Suite 450

Memphis, TN 38103

 

Shelby County Board of Commissioners

Phone: (901) 545-4301

Fax: (901) 545-4283

 

Smith County

Smith County is holding a hearing on their Park Carry opt-out resolution July 13 at 7:00pm:

Coutny Court House

211 Main street north

Carthage, TN 37030

 

Smith County Mayor

Michael F Nesbitt

(615)735-2294

 

 Williamson County

Williamson County Website

 

The next Williamson County Commission meeting will be held on Monday, July 13, at 9:00am.  At this time, Resolution No. 7-09-2, park carry opting-out will be put to a vote. 

Location:
Administrative Complex Auditorium
1320 West Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064

Rogers Anderson, Mayor
Phone:  (615) 790-5700
Click here to send email

Phone: (615) 790-5712
Fax: (615) 790-5610

Click here for list of Commission Members 

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Commissioners Contact info can be found here.

 

Mayor Carolyn Bowers

Phone: (931)648-5787

Fax: (931)553-5177

 

CITIES

 

Cookeville, TN

 http://www.cookeville-tn.org/ 

 

Proposed ordinance: # R090709 

http://www.cookeville-tn.org/cityclerk/uploads/council_agendas/2009/AGENDAJUL022009.pdf 

 

Contact for the City of Cookeville:

info@cookeville-tn.org

(931) 526-9591.

 

Alcoa, TN 

Contact info for the Mayor and the City Council Members:

Phone: 865-380-4795

Fax: 865-380-4797

 

Maryville TN

To Contact the City of Maryville click here.

 

City Manager Information  

 

Woodbury, TN (Cannon County)

 

 

Huntingdon, TN 

City of Huntingdon Contact info:

(731)986-2902

huntingdoncityhall@charterinternet.com

 

Murfreesboro, TN

Resolution # 09-R-22

-agenda has been deferred and next hearing or proposal is unknown

 

Mayor and City Council Member Contact info can be found here.

 

Hendersonville, TN

Contact information for the Mayor and the City Alderman can be found by clicking here.

 

Mt. Juliet, TN

Contact information for the Mayor and Board of Commissioners can be found by clicking here.

 

Lebanon, TN

To Contact the Mayor of Lebanon click here.

To Contact Lebanon City Council Members click here.

 

Clarksville, TN

Mayor John E. Piper

931-645-7444
mayorpiper@cityofclarksville.com

Clarksville City Council contact info can be found here

.

Chattanooga, TN

Mayor Ron Littlefield
Telephone (423) 425-7800

 

Chattanooga City Council
Telephone (423) 757-5196
Fax (423) 757-4857


 

Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on this important issue.

 

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