BSL in Tennessee
TN Senator Tommy Kilby (BTW, you look over the age of 8 shouldn’t it be Tom or Thomas?) has proposed a bill to make the possession of pit bulls (as very loosely defined in the bill) unlawful:
It is an offense for any person to knowingly own a pit bull dog in this state.
And this is awesome:
This act shall take effect July 1, 2008, the public welfare requiring it.
We seem to have gotten along without it thus far. You can contact Tommy and let him know that breed specific legislation is pointless at:
118 Henry Heidel Lane
Wartburg, TN 37887
10A Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243-0212
Phone (615) 741-1449
Fax (615) 253-0237
Staff Contact: Nadine Korby, Jeremy Davis, Research Analyst
Or email him here Sen. Tommy Kilby
The bill would, specifically, ban Politically Incorrect Dog.
Update: The AKC is on it:
It is imperative that Tennessee dog owners contact both their State Senator and State Representative and voice their strong opposition to SB 2738.
To find your Tennessee State Senator, go to the Tennessee General Assembly home page. On the left side of the page, click “Senate”, then click “Members”.
To find your Tennessee State Representative, go to the Tennessee General Assembly home page. On the left side of the page, click “House”, then click “Members”.
I don’t know how we ensure this never gets out of committee, but we’ve got to do it. Tell me, folks what can be done and I’ll be at the capitol doing it.