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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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Seeking to pit Republicans against one another and to force them to choose between key conservative-leaning constituencies, Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle attempted Monday to suspend the chamber’s regular rules and place the controversial guns-in-parking-lots bill directly on the floor. “I’m in somewhat of a quandary on this bill — I can’t vote against it […]

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Press Release from Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle, April 23, 2012: GOP members vote down move to hear bill on House, Senate floors NASHVILLE — Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle called on House and Senate Republicans to support floor votes on a bill allowing Tennesseans to store guns in vehicles on businesses’ parking lots, regardless […]

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Letter to Tennessee General Assembly Lawmakers, 1 March 2012; Distributed by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Members of the 107th General Assembly Tennessee State Capitol Dear Senator/ Representative: Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms have long recognized the value of firearms to protect life, liberty and property. But in Tennessee, […]

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Alert from Tennessee Firearms Association; Jan. 11, 2012: Tennessee’s General Assembly is back in session January 2012 brings the Tennessee Legislature officially back in session. This is the second half of the two year 107th General Assembly. It is also an election year where all House members are up for re-election and one-half of the […]

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The Shelby County lawmaker, arrested last week for DUI, reportedly acknowledged to Gov. Haslam that he “made a bad mistake” and he’s sorry. The governor, who reiterated the conversation for reporters, said he ran into Rep. Todd at a charity golf tournament Monday held by Speaker of the House Beth Harwell and Rep. Gary Odom.

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Opponents of the law said it would hamper tourism by making Tennessee restaurants unsafe. But two years after the law first passed, the state’s numbers show tourism to Tennessee is up — and nobody has been convicted of drinking alcohol in a bar while otherwise legally possessing a firearm.

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Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor; July 27, 2010: NASHVILLE – On the heels of a major endorsement from Tennessee gun rights advocate Ronnie Barrett, CEO of Barrett Firearms, Republican Zach Wamp announced today additional support from grassroots leaders in the sportsmen and 2nd Amendment community in his bid for governor. More than 30 […]

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Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor; July 12, 2010: NASHVILLE – On the eve of tonight’s statewide gubernatorial debate, the media is once again focusing on Bill Haslam’s repeated attempts to mislead voters about his real record – this time in a Haslam mailing on guns and 2nd Amendment rights – which WBIR-TV in […]

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Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor; July 8, 2010: CEO of Barrett Firearms says Wamp is strong on 2nd Amendment rights NASHVILLE – Ronnie Barrett, well-known Tennessee gun rights advocate and the CEO of Barrett Firearms, today endorsed Zach Wamp for Governor. Barrett started Barrett Firearms 28 years ago, and he has become a […]

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The GOP candidates will attend a Friends of NRA banquet this Saturday in Nashville. McWherter won’t be there, but he’s quick on the draw with both his hunting license and lifetime NRA membership card.

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The vote on the override measure was 61-30. There was no discussion on the bill, which was taken after 9 p.m. and subsequent to a full day’s worth of floor action.

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