National Rifle Association

House Speaker Beth Harwell says she feels little pressure to settle a heated debate over the so-called guns-in-lots bill by next year. The legislation died this spring after lawmakers could not agree on whether to allow gun owners to stow firearms in their vehicle at their place of work. “We either can come to the […]


Leading House Republican Rep. Debra Maggart hasn’t decided whether she’ll make another go if it in 2014 following her recent GOP primary defeat in Sumner County. The Hendersonville Republican blamed her loss on the National Rifle Federation and the Tennessee Firearms Association which “dumped over $150,000” worth of political ads into the race, she said. […]


Rep. Debra Maggart wants to set the record straight that she has a “100 percent” voting record on Second-Amendment rights legislation despite criticism that she worked behind the scenes to kill key guns bills. Maggart, a high-ranking Republican leader who is in the middle of a heated election in Sumner County, took her message to […]


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 […]


Press release from State Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt Juliet; July 19, 2012:  (Mt Juliet, TN) – State Representative Linda Elam announced today that the NRA has endorsed her candidacy for re-election to the Tennessee State House in House District 57. This endorsement is accompanied by an A+ rating from the NRA, the highest rating possible. […]


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.


Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; July 9, 2012:  A search of public records shows that the National Rifle Association is willing to put its money where its mouth is when it announced that it was endorsing Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers and that it specifically was targeting incumbent Debra Maggart in the 2012 August […]


Gov. Bill Haslam recently stumped for Rep. Debra Maggart, who he says has been under “added heat” on Capitol Hill. Maggart has been targeted in a primary race by gun rights groups.


Newsletter from the Tennessee Firearms Association; June 13, 2012: Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is announcing its endorsement of Courtney Rogers for the Tennessee House of Representatives in District 45 in the August 2 Republican primary election. “Courtney Rogers is a staunch supporter of our right to keep and […]

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Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said he supports allowing gun carry permit holders to keep their firearms in their vehicles at work, as SB3002 would do, but that broadening that permission to licensed hunters goes too far.


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.