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Tennessee: Self-Defense Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Monday, May 6, 2019

Tennessee: Self-Defense Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk

As previously reported, important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705 passed the General Assembly.  This legislation now heads to the desk of Governor Bill Lee and he needs to hear from you!  Please contact Governor Lee and politely urge him to sign House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705 into law.


House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705, sponsored by Representative Andy Holt and Senator John Stevens, 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, please contact Governor Bill Lee and politely urge him to sign House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705 into law.

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