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Tennessee: Constitutional Carry Scheduled for Committee Hearing on Wednesday

Monday, March 8, 2021

Tennessee: Constitutional Carry Scheduled for Committee Hearing on Wednesday

This Wednesday, House Bill 786 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice Committee.  Its companion bill, Senate Bill 786, isn’t currently calendared for a hearing but is expected to be brought up soon.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 786/Senate Bill 765.


House Bill 786 /Senate Bill 765 allows any law-abiding adult who is legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens may utilize their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. It does not affect previously issued carry permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Tennessee permits, to do so.  Sometimes called permitless carry, Constitutional Carry would ensure that no honest, hard-working Tennessean is ever left defenseless while waiting for government permission or wading through red-tape.

Again, please contact your members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Criminal Justice Committee and ask them to support House Bill 786 / Senate Bill 765.

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Tomorrow, the House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to consider another pro-gun measure, House Bill 25.

House Bill 25 places a stay on any civil action from being brought against an individual who potentially used justifiable force against another until all criminal investigation into the event has been concluded.  HB 25 ensures that defendants in a self-defense case aren’t bogged down by multiple cases at once, helping to facilitate accurate and timely adjudication.

Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA for more information and updates as they become available.

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