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Tennessee: School Security Bills Scheduled for Consideration Tomorrow

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tomorrow, House Bill 6, sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), is scheduled to be considered by the state House Civil Justice Committee.  The companion to HB 6, Senate Bill 570, is expected to be heard in the Senate Education Committee tomorrow as well.  HB 6/SB 570 would allow educational professionals who are licensed to carry a concealed firearm, and also meet other requirements, to carry a concealed firearm on school grounds.

If the licensed teacher has the permission of the superintendent, undergoes additional training and uses frangible ammunition, HB 6/SB 570 would allow them to carry a firearm in order to further protect the children they take care of every day.

We trust teachers with the well-being and education of our children.  House Bill 6 and Senate Bill 570 would provide school faculty members and administrators, who choose to do so, the ability to effectively defend themselves and the children they teach against any threat.  Please contact members of the House Civil Justice Committee TODAY and respectfully urge their support for House Bill 6.  Also, please contact members of the Senate Education Committee and ask them to support Senate Bill 570.  Contact information for members of these committees is provided below.

House Civil Justice Committee:

Representative Jon Lundberg (Chairman)
(615) 741-7623
[email protected]

Representative Rick Womick (Vice Chairman)
(615) 741-2804
[email protected]

Representative Harry Brooks
(615) 741-6879
[email protected]

Representative Mike Carter
(615) 741-3025
[email protected]

Representative Jim Coley
(615) 741-8201
[email protected]

Representative John DeBerry
(615) 741-2239
[email protected]

Representative Vance Dennis
(615) 741-2190
[email protected]

Representative Andrew Farmer
(615) 741-4419
[email protected]

Representative Ryan Haynes
(615) 741-2264
[email protected]

Representative Sherry Jones
(615) 741-2035
[email protected]

Representative Mike Stewart
(615) 741-2184
[email protected]

Senate Education Committee:

Senator Dolores Gresham (Chairman)
(615) 741-2368
[email protected]

Senator Reginald Tate (1st Vice-Chairman)
(615) 741-2509
[email protected]

Senator Steven Dickerson (2nd Vice-Chairman)
(615) 741-6679
[email protected]

Senator Charlotte Burks
(615) 741-3978
[email protected]

Senator Stacey Campfield
(615) 741-1766
[email protected]

Senator Rusty Crowe
(615) 741-2468
[email protected]

Senator Todd Gardenhire
(615) 741-6682
[email protected]

Senator Joey Hensley
(615) 741-3100
[email protected]

Senator Brian Kelsey
(615) 741-3036
[email protected]

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