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Tennessee: More Gun Bill Hearings Scheduled for this Week

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tennessee: More Gun Bill Hearings Scheduled for this Week

Tomorrow, multiple committees are scheduled to hear pro-gun bills, including:

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 1910. Please contact committee members and urge them to support Senate Bill 1910.

Senate Bill 1910 prevents a municipality from charging a person with a violation of any ordinance prohibiting the discharge of a firearm within the municipal limits if the person acted in justifiable self-defense or to prevent the commission of a criminal offense when discharging the firearm.

The House Finance, Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to consider House bill 2464.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support HB 2464.

House Bill 2464 would allow current or former members of the National Guard and Military Reserve forces to obtain a handgun permit at the age of 18.  Further, HB 2464 would provide consistency to the restoration of rights process in regards to the possession and purchase of firearms and obtaining a handgun carry permit.

The House Civil Justice Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 2485 and House Bill 2208.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support HB 2485 and HB 2208.

House Bill 2485 allows the carrying of a handgun by law-abiding individuals qualified to carry a firearm for self-defense in publicly accessible areas outside of the secured sections of airports.  It would also prevent localities from issuing regulations to conflict with these provisions.

House Bill 2208 would allow private certified firearms instructors to train teachers, who are allowed, to carry a concealed firearm on school property.  Those teachers would also be required to be adequately trained.

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On Wednesday, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1461 and House Bill 2302.  Please contact subcommittee members and strongly urge them to oppose HB 1461 and HB 2302.

House Bill 1461 makes it a crime to knowingly possess a device that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm.  The broad and overreaching provisions in this legislation could potentially criminalize firearm modifications such as competition triggers, and ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.

House Bill 2302 adds an unnecessary and superfluous offense that could potentially entrap law-abiding individuals and turn them into criminals unknowingly.

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