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

Pro-Gun Bills Signed into Law in Tennessee

Having passed the Tennessee Legislature earlier this session, several pro-gun bills have recently become law.  The following pro-gun measures passed the Tennessee legislature and have been signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam: House Bill 745, sponsored by state Representative Holsclaw (R-4) and state Senator Niceley (R-8), creates a lifetime handgun carry permit.  This law

“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

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