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Tennessee: Knoxville City Council Could Overturn Long-Standing Ban on Guns in City Parks!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

On Thursday, September 3, the Knoxville City Council held a work session regarding the removal of a long-time ban on the possession of firearms within city parks. 

The Council decided to take a vote on the ordinance at its next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the City County Building located at 400 Main St. in Knoxville.

Please make plans to attend this hearing.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Mayor Bill Haslam at (865) 215-2040 and the City Council members at (865) 215-2075 to voice your support for overturning the ban on your right to self-defense in local parks.  Further contact information for the City Council can be found below. 

Joe Bailey - at large
424 Hillvale Turn, West
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-637-4477
jdbailey@cityofknoxville.org

Chris Woodhull - at large
223 Deadrick Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-661-4131
chriswoodhull@bellsouth.net

Marilyn Roddy - at large
920 Iskagna Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-637-0333
mroddy@cityofknoxville.org

Joseph Hultquist- First District
2240 Fisher Place
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-579-1250
joseph49@bellsouth.net

Barbara Pelot - Second District
8437 Corteland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Home: 865-693-0454
Work: 865-671-1544
Fax: 865-693-0525
rpelot3@aol.com

Steve Hall - Third District
5748 Acapulco Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
Home: 865-584-9567
Work: 865-522-1195 or
865-522-1414
InteriorFinishes@MSN.com

Rob Frost - Fourth District
P.O. Box 300
Knoxville, TN 37901-0300
Home: 865-525-1303
Work: 865-546-7000
Fax: 865-546-0423
RobFrostCityCouncil@comcast.net

Vice Mayor Bob Becker - Fifth District
125 E. Columbia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-387-0752
bob@bobbecker.org

Robert J. Booker - Sixth District
2621 Parkview Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-546-1576

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