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Several More Tennessee Localities to Consider Opting Out of New Park Carry Legislation.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Please Contact Your Local Officials!

Several Tennessee counties and municipalities have started the process to opt-out of the new park carry law before its effective date (Tuesday, September 1). We have included a list of cities and counties that are considering opting-out or have scheduled hearings on the issue. Please make your voice heard to keep this from happening.

The best way to get your opinion through to your local officials is to contact them immediately. Please respectfully urge them to oppose any proposal or resolution that would prohibit law-abiding permit holders from protecting themselves in local parks.

Tennessee Localities Continue to Try Opting Out of New Park Carry Law Before September 1 Deadline!

Burns (Dickson County)

The Burns City Council has decided to call a special session for Monday, August 24.  The special session was specifically called to vote on a resolution, which would prohibit law-abiding permit holders from carrying a firearm for self-defense in county parks. This meeting is open to the public, so we encourage you to attend in support of our Second Amendment rights.  The public will have the opportunity to speak.  Please get there early!

Resolution:  Special Session specifically called to opt out of local park carry.

When:  Monday, August 24 at 7:00 PM 

Location: 
City Hall
2715 Church St
Burns, TN

Local Officials:  Mayor Jeff Bishop and City Council Members can be reached by calling (615) 446-2851


Tullahoma (Coffee County)
Website:
www.tullahoma-tn.com/board.html

The Tullahoma City Alderman will be discussing an opt-out park carry resolution at the next City Board work session, scheduled for Monday, August 24. This work session will determine whether a special meeting will be held to vote on opt-out resolution prior to the September 1 deadline. The public is strongly encouraged to attend the work session where they will be allowed to address the city alderman. Please attend in support of our Second Amendment rights. It is important for you to get there early.

Resolution: opt–out park carry will be discussed at the next meeting
The City of Tullahoma Board Meeting agendas can be found at the bottom of the page after clicking
here. Agendas will be posted prior to the scheduled meetings.

When:
Work Session is on Monday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be open to the public and open to public statements after a scheduled legal presentation. Persons with a disability requiring accommodation to attend the meeting should contact City Hall prior to the meeting. Elevator access to the second floor is available.

Where:
Municipal Building
2nd floor Board Chambers
201 W. Grundy Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Local Officials: All local officials can be reached by contacting City Hall at (931) 455-2648

Mayor Troy Bisby
Phone: (931) 455-2648 ext. 117 OR (931) 455-0676
Email:
mayor@tullahoma-tn.com

City Administrator Jody Baltz
Phone: (931) 455-2648 ext. 109

Please click here to find out more information

Alderman James Eads
Phone: (931) 455-2308
Email:
aldermaneads@yahoo.com

Alderman Mike Norris
Phone: (931) 461-5558
Email:
mnorris@lighttube.net

Alderman Jerry Mathis
Phone: (931) 247-4848
Email:
mathisj4@k12tn.net

Alderman Mike Stanton
Phone: (931) 581-4328
Email:
stantontours@lighttube.net

Alderman Jimmy Blanks
Phone: 931-393-3921

Alderman Greg Sandlin
(931) 393-5131

Smith County

Website: www.smithcounty.com

The Smith County Commission has changed their original meeting date, and will now consider Resolution No. 07-2009-06 on Monday, August 24. Resolution 07-2009-06 which would, if passed, prohibit law-abiding permit holders from carrying a firearm for self-defense in county parks.

This meeting is open to the public, so we encourage you to attend in support of our Second Amendment rights. This is not a hearing, so those in attendance will be unable to speak directly to the commission, but may be afforded the opportunity to talk to members before the start of the meeting. Because attendees will be unable to address the County Commission, it is important that you get your opinion through to your local officials by contacting them immediately, so county commissioners will be able to best represent you. Please respectfully urge them to oppose any proposal or resolution that would prohibit law-abiding permit holders from protecting themselves in local parks.

Resolution: 07-2009-06

When: Monday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Smith County Court House
211 Main St North
Carthage, TN 37030

Officials:
Contact Information for Smith County Commissioners can be found here.

Best number:
To Contact Your Commissioner, please call the County Executive Office (615) 735-2294

 

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