Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association announced another victory today when legislation expanding gun rights was signed into law in Tennessee. This new law will ensure that law-abiding Tennesseans do not lose their right to self-protection when they are in a park.
"This important measure advances Tennessee's long history of supporting our Second Amendment freedoms," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "Law-abiding Tennesseans have a fundamental right to protect themselves, whether in their homes, or in parks. This will remove a patchwork of laws throughout the state that could have turned law-abiding citizens into unintentional criminals."
"On behalf of the NRA's five-million members, we want to thank Senator John Stevens, along with Representatives Mike Harrison and Tilman Goins for their leadership in this effort," added Cox.
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