This week, Senate Bill 403 and its companion bill, House Bill 167, are scheduled for consideration in their respective chambers. Please click below to contact your lawmakers and urge them to support this important pro-gun legislation.
Senate Bill 403 /House Bill 167, sponsored by Senator John Stevens and Rep. William Lamberth respectively, create mandatory prison penalties for the theft of a firearm. This legislation would actually punish criminals for their acts, instead of placing the burden on law-abiding gun owners. Senate Bill 403 is scheduled for consideration in the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 169 is scheduled for consideration on the House Floor on Wednesday.
House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705, sponsored by Chairman Andy Holt and Senator John Stevens, would create a new concealed carry permit in Tennessee that would make it more accessible for Tennesseans to exercise their right to self-defense. The new permit will allow for concealed carry only and will not apply to higher education campuses. Further, the training required in the bill can be a hunter education course or firearm safety course, and can be taken online. By creating a new concealed carry permit, Tennesseans are able to choose which permit option is best for them and their lifestyle in order to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense. House Bill 1264 is awaiting a hearing in the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee. Senate Bill 705 is awaiting consideration in the Senate Finance Ways and Means Committee.
Again, please contact your lawmakers and strongly urge them to SUPPORT the above pro-gun bills.