Yesterday, the House Criminal Justice Committee advanced House Bill 786. It now goes to a House Finance Subcommittee for further consideration. In addition, the Senate Finance Committee will hear Senate Bill 765 on Tuesday, March 16th. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 786 / Senate Bill 765.
House Bill 786 / Senate Bill 765 allow 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. This 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 ensures 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 Finance Subcommittee and ask them to support House Bill 786 / Senate Bill 765.