Author Archives: JohnHarris

Lawsuit over “parks” ban against Knoxville to be dismissed as moot because of new Tennessee law

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that a lawsuit brought by Tennessee Firearms Association members to have a court rule that Knoxville violated a 2015 state law that prohibited local governments from banning guns in parks will be dismissed as moot. In 2015, the Tennessee legislature passed a law which repealed a portion of a…

Did Rep. William Lamberth pass a law that now allows local governments to close local parks?

Tennessee Firearms Association has previously reported on a new law that most legislators supported (perhaps blindly) in 2017 that is now potentially going to create all kinds of abuses and confusion at the local government level.  Why?  Well, if Knoxville is right the 2017 law guts a 2015 law that prohibited local government regulation of…

TFALAC’s Annual Event – September 30, 2017

The TFALAC’s 2017 Annual Dinner will be held on: Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00am to 2:00pm (doors open at 9:00am and meal is served around 11:00) Silent auction, live auction and guest speakers!! Tickets are $50 per person. Groups of 8 are $400 per group.     (Orders are handled on our secure server.) TFALAC…

TN Court of Appeals upholds Metro’s gun show ban at Fairgrounds

On June 15, 2017, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued an opinion regarding the challenge by Tennessee Firearms Association and the Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Shows to the action by the Metro Fair Board to stop leasing space at the publicly owned fairgrounds in Nashville to anyone who wanted to conduct a gun show…

2017 Legislative Review

The Tennessee Legislature has adjourned for 2017.  Tennessee Firearms Association has worked on, tracked and many times opposed more than 70 bills that were introduced this year.   Twenty-three (23) bills have been passed into law and signed by the Governor.  None of them address any issue that should make you as a gun owner proud…

Tennessee Spotlight asks “Is Tennessee ‘Chopped Liver’ with the NRA?”

The Tennessee Spotlight released its newsletter commentary this week and asked a question that may be of interest to Tennessee’s gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters.  The question presented in the Spotlight is “But what role has the NRA, the nation’s oldest 2nd Amendment advocacy group, played in assisting liberty-loving Tennesseans in reclaiming this right…

Tennessee Legislature expands gun free zones in public buildings

The Legislature has adjourned for 2017 and its not certain at this point how much progress or damage that they did to your rights as recognized by the 2nd Amendment and guaranteed by the Constitution this year.  What we do know is that they intentionally killed and refused requests to debate constitutional carry and permitless…