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Tennessee: Right-to-Carry Ban Proposed in Belle Meade!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Please Stand Up and Make Your Voices Heard! 

On Wednesday, March 17, the Belle Meade Board of Commissioners will consider a proposed ordinance (Ordinance 2010-2) that would forbid any person with a handgun carry permit to carry within the city limits.

Not only does this legislation create a victim zone inside Belle Meade by disarming law-abiding citizens, it is also a clear violation of Tennessee’s preemption statutes.

The Board of Commissioners will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Belle Meade City Hall located at 4705 Harding Road. 

Please make plans to attend Wednesday’s hearing and voice your opposition to Ordinance 2010-2.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the Mayor, Vice-Mayor, and Board of Commissioners TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose this illegal and ill-conceived proposal.  Contact information can be found below.

Telephone: 615-297-6041
Fax: 615-297-0255

Gray O. Thornburg, Mayor
gray.odwonline@comcast.net

James V. Hunt, Sr., Vice-Mayor
jhunt@citybellemeade.org

Tom Corcoran
tcorcoran@corcoranmaddox.com

Cathy Altenbern
caltenbern@citybellemeade.org

George W. Crook
ecrook@comcast.net

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