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TFA – Standing Firm on Principles

Since 1995, the Tennessee Firearms Association has stood in the gap to defend Tennesseans from the progressive encroachments of anti-2nd Amendment advocates.

While some believe that some “gun-rights” organizations have failed in their stated missions or may even question what those missions may be, TFA has never wavered in its efforts to influence and assist elected officials in reversing the unconstitutional restrictions placed upon law-abiding Tennesseans by Tennessee law and local governments in Tennessee.

But if you thought that TFA had persevered because of just “guns”, you may have missed our real passion.

You see, the 2nd Amendment, (and all the first ten Amendments) were ratified after the Constitutional Convention concluded its initial work. Several of the Founders were well-aware of the nature of man, that he was inclined to dominate his fellow man when given the chance. These Founders were convinced that, after they were long gone from the scene, their influence would fail to suppress the power-hungry desires of future despots. Even in view of clear differentiations between the branches of government that they placed in the Constitution, they still were uneasy of “mans” tendencies.  They believed that the foundations which were self-evident to them and on which they had written America’s Constitution needed to be emphasized and enshrined in the document.

As a result, the rights they believed the Creator had given all men were etched into the document for all time.

Since then, their fears have been certainly realized as the federal behemoth has been allowed to mushroom into a larger and more oppressive Master. Americans have seen their 4th Amendment rights trampled upon by intrusion into their phones and emails and currently run the risk of having their property seized merely on the basis of a charge of wrongdoing.

Their 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion has been twisted by a government now requiring freedom from religion.  That abomination has gone so far now that the servant federal government now attacks its sovereign masters and deprives the states of their authority to post the Ten Commandments in their courthouses or capitols and interfering in the rights of conscience of business owners.

Their 10th Amendment rights of sequestering the federal government’s authority to its clearly delineated Constitutional role and retaining for the individual states all other legal authority over their citizens has been abandoned as states clamor for the monies Washington, D.C. dangles in front of them.

The TFA is about the right of the people to “keep and bear arms” for sure, but its members need to be aware that it, by necessity, stands for more.

First, it stands for individual liberty and for those liberties recognized and protected by the Constitution – liberties that men and women have, for over two centuries, sworn to protect and defend. Even the most generous among us must admit that our elected officials have often forgotten that liberty is the reason a revolution was fought against the British. They have forgotten that liberty prompted the writing of the Constitution. And they have forgotten that liberty supersedes all the machinations foisted on the American people in the forms of Supreme Court precedents, the growing federal bureaucracy, and the constant drumbeat of socialism creeping into a once-free nation.

Second, TFA stands for the ongoing support of elected officials who do understand both the premise of liberty and the mandates of the Constitution. TFA supports those elected officials who are prepared to hold the Constitutional line against continuing encroachments against liberty by federal, state and local agencies and public officials.

Third, TFA is firmly committed to the eventual abolition of gun-free zones in Tennessee and the full restoration of the right of law-abiding Tennesseans to “keep and bear arms” without government infringement.

Make no mistake. The Tennessee Firearms Association will not rest until this is accomplished.

Hide your guns and your constitutions … the Tennessee Legislature is BACK!

The Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes today in Nashville. With it come hordes of lobbyists roaming the halls.  They are issuing “invitations” to events, drinking parties and perhaps other opportunities — all legal of course!  They are using their understanding of the legislative process and their corporate moneys to force policy in the direction that their…

Security guard shooting highlights confusion over and “traps within” Tennessee’s “no retreat” law

This weekend, in the early morning hours of Sunday December 10, 2017, armed private security officers appeared to have been involved in a shooting incident which left a patron of a hookah bar in East Nashville dead in the parking lot of the establishment according to various news reports (Fox17,  Tennessean, WKRN). As part of…

Tennessee Supreme Court issues new opinion on issue of self-defense in Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued a new opinion on the issue of when and under what circumstances the statutory “right” of self-defense is available.   The opinion is State of Tennessee v. Antoine Perrier ,  W2015-01642-SC-R11-CD and was released on November 21, 2017. As summarized by the Court, these are the issues: We granted the…

“Horrible Harwell” rolls out “pay to play” to get leadership positions in TN state House of Representatives

Horrible (Beth) Harwell  has now rolled out yet another stunt to strengthen the power of the Establishment Republicans against conservatives. Since she has used her powers, tools, minions and shenanigans over the last 7 years in apparent success to kill gun and other core conservative legislation (in addition to forcing through laws such as Haslam’s…

Permit holders to be allowed to carry in new legislative offices?

In a welcomed but unexpected turn of events, the respective leaders of the Tennessee House and Senate have announced today that handgun permit holders are going to be allowed to carry in the new legislative offices. According to a press release being distributed, these leaders stated: “Carry permit holders will be allowed to carry their…

Good news! Rep. Charles Sargent, Establishment leader, announcements retirement

Rep. Charles Sargent, Beth Harwell’s minion whom she personally appointment to control the powerful and weaponized House Finance committee, is a Republican from Williamson County who has announced that he will not seek re-election according to a story in the Williamson Herald. In his role as the chair of the House Finance committee, Sargent has…

Americans carrying firearms is an increasing trend.

A news report by Channel 5 news in Nashville shows that over 3 million Americans report carry a firearm daily.  The story went on to note, however, that the numbers are trending up at a rapid pace.  The story reports: Of the roughly 38 million adult handgun owners in the U.S., 3 million have a…

TN Legislators introduce bill to ban “bump fire” stocks

News 2 in Nashville is reporting that two Tennessee legislators are filing legislation to ban “bump fire” stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. The story reports Two Tennessee lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban bump stocks across the state. Senator Lee Harris and Representative Dwayne Thompson filed the legislation on…

Calls Growing for NRA Board to Repudiate Bump Stock Statement

Ammoland reports on comments by Jeff Knox (please read original article) Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2017/10/firearms-coalition-calls-nra-board-repudiate-statement/#ixzz4vnOIbrEz Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook The following is a full quote of the Ammoland article and all attribution to Ammoland and Jeff Knox for the work! Buckeye, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- The Executive Vice…