Gun Rights

Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; October 3, 2012:  Local Government Officials still working to infringe 2nd Amendment Rights of Tennesseans and the capacity of citizens to provide their own self defense. The news report starts: “KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen was expected to consider a change to city code […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; August 23, 2012:  “What Can I do?” We frequently receive the question from people who want to get involved in protecting their rights “What can I do?” There is much everyone can do – even if you have limits or are even restricted to home. For example, TFA […]

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As entertained as Democrats were watching Republican challengers pick off GOP incumbents in the primary election this month, the minority party says they’re concerned a wave of “extreme” right-leaning legislators would bad for legislative business. But House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner wouldn’t go as far as to say whether that holds true if Speaker […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; July 25, 2012:  Debra Maggart has been running a radio ad claiming that Courtney Rogers has used a “loophole” to avoid disclosing on her campaign disclosures whether she had a bankruptcy discharge within 5 years of the disclosure report. The fact is that Courtney Rogers had a business […]

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The Senate’s top Republican says he doesn’t like that Second Amendment advocates are playing rough with lawmakers this election season. The punishment: possibly excluding gun groups on the so-called “guns in parking lots” issue next year.

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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner predicts education to be a source of much debate next legislative session and for his party to face another year of uphill fights.

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Statement from the Tennessee Firearms Association; May 7, 2012:  News Reports Indicating Tennessee Republican Legislature being “Big Business” First Confirms Concerns of TFA As news reports start to surface that the Tennessee Republican controlled Legislature passes legislation that is oriented toward big business and passed little if any laws to restore or strengthen the constitutional rights of […]

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Todd, R-Collierville, announced he has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer. Todd disclosed his illness during a committee hearing while making the case for a bill to require insurance companies to pay for certain chemotherapy treatments.

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Press Release from Tennessee Firearms Association Legislative Action Committee; Jan. 19, 2012: Medical Database Being Developed of Households with Guns? Government laws increasingly require health care providers to computerize and standard patient records. It is foreseeable that over reaching laws like Obamacare, and other government health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tenncare, and even […]

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Republicans cleaned a lot of bills off their plate in their first year controlling the General Assembly and the governor’s office, but they built up a pile of bills they were saving for later. Lawmakers say they plan to get down to business right away after returning to Nashville Jan. 10 in hopes of adjourning […]

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Newsletter from the Tennessee Firearms Association; Dec. 27, 2011:  For years, Republican leadership in the State of Tennessee has touted the Republican party in general as the best friend of Tennessee firearms owners, hunters, collectors, and dealers.  That pattern may have been genuine for some who fall under the Republican umbrella but it certainly cannot […]

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With just a week to go before election day, Republican Bill Haslam is backing away from comments he made recently about eliminating handgun carry permits. “I’m in favor of leaving the law the way it is now. I’ve said that that night. I’ve said that ever since then. Somehow we keep coming back to this,” […]

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