Gun Legislation Heads to Senate Floor, House Subcommittee

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 142 (Ramsey R-Blountville) relative to handgun carry permits. The bill would allow handgun carry permit holders to transport and store firearms in their vehicles provided such firearms and ammunition are stored out of sight and not otherwise in a location prohibited by federal law. The legislation is … Continued

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Gun Legislation Senate Hearing Draws Near

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear SB 142 (Ramsey R-Blountville) relative to handgun carry permits.  As written, the bill would allow handgun carry permit holders to transport and store firearms in their vehicles, provided such firearms and ammunition are stored out of sight and not otherwise in a location prohibited by federal law. The … Continued

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NRA Lays Pressure on TN GOP to Pass Guns-In-Parking-Lots

The National Rifle Association has issued a guns survey to candidates running for election to the Tennessee General Assembly. Not surprisingly, included in the survey are questions surrounding the guns-in-parking-lots legislation. One of those questions bluntly asks, “As a legislator, would you follow the demands of party leadership even if they run contrary to the … Continued

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Sen. Faulk Predicts Return of Guns-In-Parking-Lots Bill

UT Advocacy headed to the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce Legislative BBQ tonight to visit with UT supporters and legislators from the northeastern part of the state.  At the event, legislators from the region gave an update on their accomplishments from session. Sen. Mike Faulk (R- Church Hill) addressed the guns-in-parking-lots issue that both the Chamber … Continued

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Gun Legislation Update: Action Expected Week of April 23rd

The two significant pieces of gun legislation, SB 2992/HB 3559 and SB 3002/HB 3560, have made their way through the standing committee process and are now in a holding pattern before their respective House and Senate Calendar Committees. The two bills, written and lobbied by the NRA, represent a drastic departure from the current law … Continued

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