second amendment

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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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; July 23, 2012:  In her newest (delusional) video, incumbent Debra Maggart claims that her vote to kill the Safe Commute act (HB3560 and HB3559) was note a vote against a 2nd Amendment issue. She takes a shot or two at the NRA as well. Debra is either intentionally […]

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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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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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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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Press Release from Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, April 29, 2010: Bill allows permit holders to carry weapons in establishments that serve alcohol NASHVILLE – The State Senate passed a bill Thursday 23-9 sponsored by Sen. Doug Jackson (D-Dickson) to allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons into establishments that serve alcohol. “This version […]

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Lawmaker who sponsored 2009 firearms-in-restaurants legislation is about to unveil “a general improvement on the law” for 2010. Sen. Doug Jackson says bill in draft will eliminate ambiguities a Davidson County judge called unconstitutional in a November ruling, and clarify how business-owners can prohibit guns with backing from police.

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This press release was issued by the National Rifle Association on Nov. 23, 2009: Fairfax, Va. – Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman of the Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee ruled last week that Tennessee’s restaurant carry law is unconstitutionally vague because of a perceived ambiguity over the state’s definition of restaurants. This law gave right-to-carry permit […]

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A judge in Nashville on Friday triggered renewed debate over the controversial issue that fired up a range of competing interests last legislative session. Opponents of the law hailed the ruling as “common sense.” Supporters promise to re-word and reload it back into the statute books next year.

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