guns in parking lots

Statement from State Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; July 23, 2012:  See WWW.DEFENDMAGGART.COM for an important message from Debra. Friends, Over the past few months, a national second amendment rights group, an organization of which I am a lifetime member, has begun a negative campaign against me in the name of the Second Amendment and my […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 26, 2012: House Leadership and Republican Caucus using misleading statements for cover to distract public from their true motives. Roll Back History… First, this bill has been pending and debated in the legislature since at least 2009. That is a period of four years. April 27, 2011. […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 20, 2012: Let us pause for a moment to consider where we are on the Employee Safe Commute bills as the General Assembly may be entering is last week of session. There are sometimes at least 2 paths for citizens to collectively petition their government – working […]

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Newsletter from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 9, 2012: HB3560 – On Calendar for Tuesday, April 10 The House version of the Employee Safe Commute bill (HB3560) and its companion HB3559 are on calendar for Tuesday, April 10, at 8:00 am CST in the House Employee and Consumer Affairs committee. We are expecting to see […]

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Newsletter from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 9, 2012: What is wrong with this picture? For years the Republicans were in the minority in state Government. That had been the case largely since the Civil War. In that minority status, they would champion almost any conservative, grassroots topic including lower taxes, smaller government, right to […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters Wednesday that a long-gestating guns-in-lots proposal would “find a lot more favor” with his administration if it more closely resembled similar legislation in Georgia. Sen. Mike Faulk’s SB3002 would prohibit employers from enacting policies that ban workers from storing firearms in their cars on company lots. The Senate Judiciary Committee […]

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Representatives from FedEx, Volkswagen, Belmont University and other employers spoke against a bill to allow Tennesseans to keep their guns in their cars at work. Following the testimony, two state Senate committees delayed action on the bill.

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he expects the legislature to pass a ‘guns in parking lots’ law this session, but hopes to see its scope narrowed before it reaches his desk. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from proponents of the measure Tuesday and will hear from opponents at their meeting March 6.

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