NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Tennessee: House Subcommittee Chairman Removes Park Carry Bill from Schedule

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Your Immediate Action Needed to Force Action

Last night, House Bill 1407, sponsored by state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10), was removed from the hearing notice in the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.  Please contact Chairman Mike Harrison immediately and urge him to return HB 1407 on his subcommittee calendar.

As previously reported here, HB 1407 would allow law-abiding Tennesseans with a Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) to carry a firearm in all state, city, county and municipal parks.  Current Tennessee law allows a municipality or county to prohibit the possession of handguns, and therefore one's right to self-defense, while at a public park, natural area, historic park, nature trail, campground, forest, greenway, waterway or other similar public place that is owned or operated by a county or municipality.  This law poses a problem for citizens by creating a patchwork of laws across the state with regard to which localities have prohibited firearms in their parks.

HB 1407 was referred to the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee due to a fiscal note on this bill.  Having been placed behind the state budget, HB 1407’s sponsor, Representative Goins, prepared an amendment to remove the fiscal note, therefore making no additional funding needed.

HB 1407 was removed from the subcommittee schedule last night by Chairman Mike Harrison (R-9).  HB 1407 requires subcommittee approval before it can be considered by the House Finance Committee and proceed to the House floor.  It is imperative that you contact House Subcommittee Chairman Mike Harrison IMMEDIATELY, and urge him to include House Bill 1407 on the calendar for subcommittee consideration and give it a hearing.  The 2014 legislative session will adjourn this week and this is the last chance to pass this common sense self-defense legislation this year.  Contact information for the subcommittee chairman is provided below.

 

Representative Mike Harrison (R-9), Chairman
House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee
(615) 741-7480
Rep.mike.harrison@capitol.tn.gov

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity

Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago ...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Smoke and Mirrors: Seattle Sales Tax

This week, the NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), firearms retailers, and private ...

News  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weird Science

As gun owners see all too often, a favored tactic of the gun control crowd is to provide ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

White House, Media Mislead on Crime Trends, Ignore Evidence that Could Save More Lives

Tragedy strikes – and the White House immediately shifts into exploitation mode, trying to use raw emotion to ...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Federal Court Finds Due Process Violation in NY County's Confiscated Gun Policy

This week, a federal court ruled that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department could not rely on its "retention ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Research Findings a Blow to Anti-gun Academics

For decades, anti-gun academics have attacked firearms and firearm owners by conducting “research” that purportedly offers insight into ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Walmart Discontinues Selling America’s Most Popular Rifle

Americans acquiring the most popular rifle in the country will now be doing so only from traditional firearm ...

News  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in ...

News  

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Decade Later, Remember New Orleans … Gun Confiscation Can (and Has) Happened in America

August 29th marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, La. The memory of the ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Martin Scorcese: Pathetic Hollywood Hypocrite

After producing some of the most violent movies ever to come out of Hollywood, rife with the most ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.