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Thread: Unlicensed Open Carry Bill up for debate shortly!

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    Unlicensed Open Carry Bill up for debate shortly!

    It's time to call or email our legislators and encourage them to pass this much-needed bill for Tennessee.

    http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Bill...=HB2409&ga=108
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    Sounds like a good step towards constitutional carry!

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    It just passed the Senate 25-2! Time to turn the heat up on the house.

    http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Bill...=HB2409&ga=108
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nascar24Glock View Post
    It just passed the Senate 25-2! Time to turn the heat up on the house.

    http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Bill...=HB2409&ga=108
    Heck yeah!! I already called mine out on Facebook and asked his stance. Call them and let them know to pass Open Carry in Tennessee!!

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    looks like it's dead for this year.

    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/25...#axzz2yWDggfnG

    Of course, our memphis mayor was panicked about it. "we dont know friend or foe". What a crock. What a lot of politicians (and their constituents) dont realize is how permitting actually disenfranchises lower incomes (which are mostly minorities in memphis). The cost of a permit, time off work etc has a much greater impact on someone working with $7-10 per hour than a middle-high income person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopis View Post
    looks like it's dead for this year.

    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/25...#axzz2yWDggfnG

    Of course, our memphis mayor was panicked about it. "we dont know friend or foe". What a crock. What a lot of politicians (and their constituents) dont realize is how permitting actually disenfranchises lower incomes (which are mostly minorities in memphis). The cost of a permit, time off work etc has a much greater impact on someone working with $7-10 per hour than a middle-high income person.
    Maybe not!

    http://www.wsmv.com/story/25225356/o...ull-house-vote
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    People's comments are interesting especially the instructor

    http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/25207319...w-in-tennessee

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    Well, the bad news is that the bill failed in the Finance Committee. And, since it got a fair and square vote, the sponsor does not intend to invoke Rule 53.

    The good news is that SB 1774 (substituted for its companion HB 1480) did pass yesterday. So, if Haslam signs it (don't count on that just yet), then starting July 1 non-permit holders will be able to carry a gun in their car with no permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopis View Post
    People's comments are interesting especially the instructor

    http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/25207319...w-in-tennessee

    Typical OC Fudd: "I support the 2nd Amendment BUT only if you carry it the way I approve of!"

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    I like how the article says it has mixed reactions, and nobody they interviewed was pro open carry.
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    Well, assuming Bill "Big 2A Phoney" Haslam signs it, we did just get unlicensed firearm carry in vehicles. Which I see as actually as big a step since carry was made illegal in the first place.

    Of course, this just catches us up to any number of other states in that regard, whether those states allow true open carry or not.

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