Subject: TFA Bill Status Report for April 7 and Calendar for week of April 10

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April 7, 2017

At present, bills dealing with constitutional carry, permitless open carry and the elimination of gun free zones have been stopped by Republicans in a subcommittee of the House that did not even have the good sense to have a roll call vote.  In the absence of a roll call vote, TFA's policy is to assume that all legislators on the committee voted "no" on the bill unless a legislator timely has his or her vote recorded as a yes.  As a result however of catching both Rep. Jim Coley and presently Sen. Jon Lundberg apparently asking to have their votes falsely recorded (see , even those requests are viewed as rebuttable and that is one reason TFA is now using unidentified spotters in certain meetings.

Bill Status Report
Attached is a report on bills that have had status changes since April 3, 2017.

Bill Calendar Report

Several bills are also on calendar to be heard in the Legislature the week of April 10, 2017.  A calendar report of these bills is attached.

Please look over this list and contact your legislators and the committee members with comments on these bills.  Remember, when contacting legislators, face to face meetings are best.   Calls and letters (including faxes) are second best. Least effective is emails - but at least send emails.

You can get the contact information for all legislators (and look up your legislators) at these two links:

Find My Legislator Lookup tool

Senate Directory

House Directory

If you appreciate these reports, please join Tennessee Firearms Association at or, if you are a current member, consider a supplemental member contribution to help cover the costs of collecting and organizing this information.


John Harris
Executive Director
Tennessee Firearms Association

PS If you want to help us move to get rid of gun free zones, to enact constitutional carry, and to push back against an unwilling legislative leadership and an uncooperative administration, please consider this request to  join, renew and support the Tennessee Firearms Association.  Asking for your member support of TFA is a call to action both financially and, more importantly, a call to affirmative action of individual engagement in a real battle for the restoration of our rights.

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