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Tennessee: Right to hunt, fish on ballot

Monday, October 11, 2010

Insofar as organization goes, the push for adding a right to hunt and fish to Tennessee's constitution is unopposed within the state. Supporters include virtually all state legislators, both the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominees and a host of organizations and individuals with ties to hunting and fishing interests, reported to annually generate $2.4 billion in economic activity within the state. But there's no guarantee that the proposed state constitutional amendment will be approved, given that those who skip the issue on the Nov. 2 statewide ballot while voting in the governor's race will effectively be voting no. Only those affirmatively voting "yes" for the amendment matter.

Read Original at: The Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.