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Tennessee: Senate to Consider Self-Defense Legislation

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tennessee: Senate to Consider Self-Defense Legislation

Tomorrow, the Tennessee Senate is scheduled to consider important self-defense legislation, Senate Bill 983.


Senate Bill 983 would allow a person, who is granted an order of protection and who is not otherwise a prohibited person according to state or federal law, to carry a firearm for 60 days after the initial order of protection is issued.  This would allow a person under an order of protection to exercise his or her right to self-defense while allowing time to complete the Tennessee handgun carry permit process. 

Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to support Senate Bill 983 when it comes up for a vote.  To locate who your Senator is, please click here.​

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