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Tennessee: House Passes Pro-Gun Legislation, House Bill 1264

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tennessee: House Passes Pro-Gun Legislation, House Bill 1264

On Tuesday, the Tennessee House passed self-defense legislation, House Bill 1264.  Its companion legislation, Senate Bill 705 could be considered by the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means at any time.  Please contact your state Senator and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 705.

Senate Bill 705 /House Bill 1264, sponsored by Senator John Stevens and Representative Andy Holt, would create a new concealed carry permit in Tennessee that would make it more accessible for Tennesseans to exercise their right to self-defense.  The new permit will allow for concealed carry only and will not apply to higher education campuses.  Further, the training required in the bill can be a hunter education course or firearm safety course, and can be taken online.  By creating a new concealed carry permit, Tennesseans are able to choose which permit option is best for them and their lifestyle in order to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense.

Again, it is important that you please contact your state Senator and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 705.

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