TFA and Goodman Gun and Knife Shows sue Nashville over Fairgrounds gun shows ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 5, 2016 CONTACT – Timothy Rudd (937) 396-0089 Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show And The Tennessee Firearms Association Sue Metro Nashville NASHVILLE, TN: Since the mid-seventies, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show has been a monthly fixture at the fairgrounds in Nashville. Today, in response to the Metro Nashville…

House Committee defeats “safe storage” mandate

A House Committee has defeated an effort to impose a “safe storage” mandate on Tennessee’s firearms owners. March 22, 2016 The House Civil Justice Committee voted 7-2 to against a bill (HB2058) by Rep. Sherry Jones (D. – Nashville) that would have required all firearms owners in Tennessee to securely lock their firearms (or unload…

Who is to blame if Constitutional Carry fails in Tennessee this year?

Who is to blame if Constitutional Carry is not enacted this year in Tennessee? Constitutional Carry has been offered in various formats over the last few years to a Tennessee legislature that is totally and completely controlled by the Republicans.  More specifically, it is dominated by a small number of Republicans, those we call “leadership”,…

Constitutional Carry Held Hostage by broken oaths in Tennessee Senate

CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY HELD HOSTAGE IN SENATE JUDICIARY Senator Mark Green presented his constitutional carry bill (SB1483) today in the Senate Judiciary committee.  This bill would have, as amended, imposed only the burden on a citizen of obtaining at least 8 hours of training from any state approved, law enforcement or military certified firearms training instructor…

Governor Haslam’s Legislation Based On State Overcharging For Handgun Permits Moves Forward in Senate to Reduce Clearly Excessive Fees

Governor Haslam’s Legislation Based On State Overcharging For Handgun Permits Moves Forward in Senate to Reduce Clearly Excessive Fees On Tuesday, February 23, an “administration” bill was presented in the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the effect of cutting the existing handgun permit fees charged to Tennesseans by more than half over time.  That bill,…

Knoxville sued for violating 2015 state “parks” law

Knoxville, its Mayor, its Chief of Police and Others Sued for Violating Constitutional Rights of Firearms Owners The Second Amendment states that the right of the citizens, a right preexisting the Constitution, “… shall not be infringed ….”  Similarly, the Tennessee Constitution in Article I, Section 26, expressly protects the rights of the citizens to…

CPRC’s John Lott Jr. testifies regarding need to remove “gun free zones” in Tennessee

On February 9, 2016, John Lott Jr., who is the President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, testified testified on four bills seeking to limit gun-free zones (SB 1559 (Senator Mike Bell), SB 1736 (Senator Delores Gresham), SB 1991 (Judiciary Committee Chairman Kelsey), and SB 2376 (Senator Mike Bell)).  The video of Lott’s testimony provided powerful evidence on how…