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TN Gun Bills

Commercial Appeal:

Tennessee legislators have filed a rash of new bills to allow guns in state and local parks, restaurants serving alcohol and even schools and also limiting public access to lists of gun-carry permit holders.

I wonder why they’d consider that last one? Oh, yeah. And:

As of Thursday afternoon, 18 bills were filed to loosen restrictions on where guns may be taken, four were filed to make the information confidential and two others were filed to exempt from criminal prosecution people who shoot others in the protection of their property.

Wonder what the other bills are?

9 Responses to “TN Gun Bills”

  1. Jim (firefighter4884) Says:

    Sounds like TN is going the right way 🙂

  2. Ron W Says:

    All of these gun bills are in accordance with Article I, Section 26 of the delaration of RIGHTS in the State Constitution…specifically the RIGHT to keep AND CARR arms for self-defense. Yes, the word “bear” means “carry” in the dictionary. But then many who claim to be “liberal” (word is derived from liberty) and in favor of “civil rights” typcially want to either restrict or deny the most basic right…the right to choose keeping and carrying the means of protecting one’s body. Go figure!!??

  3. MarkJ Says:

    Great news from the Volunteer State. I suspect this heralds a greater show of independence on a wide variety of fronts not just from Tennessee, but also from other states as well.

    Indeed, I think a lot of state legislators–both Republican and Democrat–are now telling themselves, “Whoa, just because a bunch of idiots in Washington want to jump off a cliff doesn’t mean I have to automatically follow them.”

  4. ThomasD Says:

    Can we pass some laws telling the Feds to (politely) go shove it, as pertains their un-Constitutional overreachings?

  5. chris Says:

    I am going to send a letter to Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) thanking him for his work on these bills.

  6. Jim Lee Says:

    But Obama and company haven’t unleashed their anti-gun agenda yet.

    My bet on first casualty is right to carry in national parks.

  7. Jim Lee Says:

    For example:

    “H.R. 45 (Rush): This bill would require a license for handguns and semiautomatics, including those currently possessed. The applicant must be thumbprinted and sign a certification that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owner’s family. The applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee of up to $25. The license may be renewed after five years and may be revoked. Private sales would be outlawed, and reports to the attorney general of all transactions would be required, even when, as the bill allows, the AG determines that a state licensing system is sufficiently draconian to substitute for the federal license. With virtually no exceptions, ALL firearms transactions (involving semiautos, handguns, long guns, etc.) would be subject to a Brady check. In addition, the bill would make it unlawful in nearly all cases to keep any loaded firearm for self-defense. A variety of “crimes by omission” (such as failure to report certain things) would be created. Criminal penalties of up to ten years and almost unlimited regulatory and inspection authority would be established.”

  8. Squeaky Wheel Says:

    I think them pointing out that the database search has been on their website for 2 months without complaint is kind of moot. Why on EARTH would we look under “federal offenders” for that sort of information?!? Of course we’re not going to notice it until they say, “Hey, by the way, this person in Cordova had a HCP, and here’s a way you can find other people who could shoot you!” Most people don’t notice a mosquito bite until it starts itching, after all.

    I’ve never been proud to be from Collierville before. It’s a new feeling. I’m sending that dude a thank-you card.

  9. Will Says:

    More power to my southern friends. Now the rest of you states,stand up for your rights and do the same.