Tennessee: Constitutional Carry Bills to Be Heard this Week

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1483, sponsored by state Senate Senator Mark Green (R-22). On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee is scheduled to hear SB 1483’s companion bill, House Bill 1748, sponsored by state Representative Judd Matheny (R-47). SB 1483 /HB

“Shall Sign” Legislation Transmitted to Governor Haslam for Action

On April 8, 2015, House Bill 1255 passed the Senate floor unanimously. HB 1255, sponsored by state Representative Charles Sargent (R-61), and its Senate companion, Senate Bill 1215, sponsored by state Senator Jack Johnson (R-23), would require the chief law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction to certify the transfer or making of a firearm, as

Women Like Shooting Too. . .

The number of handgun permits issued in Tennessee has nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the state issued 192,613 handgun carry permits in 2013. Of that 58,833 were given to women and 133,780 were given to men. Compare that to 2012. That year the state

NFA Gun Trusts – Act Now

In recent weeks, the Obama Administration announced a proposal to change the rules concerning applications for NFA firearms submitted by trusts. These developments represent the latest efforts by the Obama Administration to use executive orders after its failure to win Congressional support for gun control. The Proposed Changes Here are the proposed changes.  Under the