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Tennessee: House Committee to Vote on Pro-Gun Bills this Wednesday

Monday, February 27, 2023

Tennessee: House Committee to Vote on Pro-Gun Bills this Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 1st, the House Civil Justice Committee will vote on multiple pro-gun bills. Thankfully, no anti-gun bills have been scheduled for hearings at this time.

Pro-gun legislation highlights:

HB 578, as amended, eliminates the $100 application fee for an enhanced handgun carry permit.

HB 395 allows a person, if not otherwise prohibited by law to carry a handgun, to carry a handgun while hunting if the handgun is not used for the taking of game.

HB 1005, as amended, lowers the age to allow 18-20-year-olds to exercise their right to carry, obtain an enhanced carry permit, and obtain a concealed carry permit. HB 1005 also removes the immunity from civil liability from a person or entity who elects to prohibit the possession of firearms. It authorizes a permit holder to carry any firearms that the permit holder legally owns or possesses. The current law allows the permit holder to carry handguns only. Finally, HB 1005, renames ‘enhanced and concealed handgun carry permits’ as ‘enhanced and concealed firearm carry permits.’

Multiple other firearm-related bills are being heard in that committee and other committees/subcommittees this week. Your NRA-ILA is closely monitoring the legislation. Stay tuned to your inbox and www.nraila.org for updates.


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