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

2015 Legislative Session Review on Second Amendment Rights

SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS The 109th General Assembly session included several bills regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Guns in Parks Legislation – A new law adopted this year gives Tennesseans with a handgun carry permit the right to carry a firearm into a city, county and/or municipal park. Prior law had allowed a municipality

New Laws Take Effect January 1, 2014 in Tennessee

New Laws Effective in Tennessee in 2014 January 1, 2014: Perhaps the most notable new law taking effect on Jan. 1, 2014, in Tennessee is one that requires Amazon.com to start collecting sales taxes from its Tennessee customers – passed by the Legislature in 2012 in accordance with a deal negotiated by Governor Bill Haslam’s

Conceal Carry Permit Holders and the “Parking Lot” Bill in Tennessee

Starting July 1, 2013, the Safe Commute Act will allow people with handgun-carry permits to keep guns in their locked cars on most parking lots in Tennessee — including at most workplaces — against the business owner’s objections. In an earlier blawg post, I stated the Safe Commute Act bill will still allow employers to

Bill Making Gun-Carry Permit Records Confidential Goes to Governor Haslam for Approval

Legislation that would make protect the privacy of those who have a Handgun Carry Permit passed the state Senate by a wide margin. This confidentiality protection legislation now goes to Governor Bill Haslam for approval. House Bill 9/Senate Bill 108 would make all information pertaining to Handgun Carry Permit holders confidential and not open for

Tennessee NFA (Gun) Trusts

Do you need a Tennessee Firearms Attorney? The father-daughter legal team of Dana Ausbrooks and David Ausbrooks share a passion for the law and a lifetime love of firearms. As gun owners, we understand the unique challenges facing gun owners. Planning your estate is a personal matter, and who better to work with than knowledgeable

Tennessee Legislature approves 2013 Safe Commute Act

2013 Safe Commute Act is one step closer to becoming a law in Tennessee. The bill would allow people with handgun-carry permits to keep guns in their locked cars on most parking lots in Tennessee — including at most workplaces — against the business owner’s objections without fear of state or local criminal charges. Non-permit