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Tennessee: Faculty and Staff Campus Carry Bill Passes Senate and House!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tennessee: Faculty and Staff Campus Carry Bill Passes Senate and House!

Senate Bill 2376, sponsored by state Senator Mike Bell (R-9), and House Bill 1736, sponsored by state Representative Andy Holt (R-76) passed both the Senate and House and will now be transmitted back to the Speakers of both chambers for their signatures and then sent to the Governor for final consideration. The Governor will have 10 days to take action on the bill once it is transmitted.  Please contact Governor Haslam and urge him to sign this important self-defense legislation into law. 

This important self-defense legislation would permit full-time employees of state public colleges or universities to carry a handgun while on property owned, operated, or used by the employing college or university if the employee has a valid Tennessee handgun carry permit.

Again, click the “Take Action” button above to contact Governor Bill Haslam and urge him to sign SB 2376 /HB 1736 into law.

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Additionally, House Bill 2131 and Senate Bill 1991, sponsored by state Representative Courtney Rogers (R-45) and state Senator Brian Kelsey (R-31), was signed into law and prohibits public postsecondary institutions from taking any adverse action against an employee or student as a result of such person's lawful transportation and storage of a firearm or ammunition in the person's vehicle.

Thank you to those NRA members and Second Amendment supporters that contacted their lawmakers and urged them to support this legislation.  Your action is always imperative to your NRA-ILA's efforts to promote and defend your Second Amendment rights in Tennessee.

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