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Tennessee: Busy Year Ahead as Important Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Bills Get Filed

February 15, 2017


February 14, 2017

As the Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes, many pro-gun and anti-gun bills have been filed. The following pro-gun bills are among many, but not all, that aim to promote and protect your Second Amendment rights and right to self-defense:

House Bill 508 and Senate Bill 445, sponsored by Representative William Lamberth (R-44), Representative Andy Holt (R-3) and Senator John Stevens (R-24), would create a private cause of action for a party that is adversely affected by a local ordinance, resolution, policy, rule, or other enactment on firearms preempted by state law.  This bill would prohibit local or state government entities from prohibiting or restricting firearms on state or local property unless certain conditions are met.  Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don`t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.  Gun owners continue to be unduly burdened by local ordinances which violate the current state firearm preemption law.

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