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Thread: A call to action - support Park Carry!

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    The following is an e-mail sent to me by one of the leaders in the TFA.



    As most of you know, House Bill 132, sponsored by Representative Mike Bell (R-23), would allow aperson with a handgun carry permit to possess a firearm in all public hunting areas, refuges, wildlife management areas, and national forests managed by the state;House Bill 2184, sponsored by Representative Frank Nicely (R-17), would allow any resident, who has a valid handgun carry permit, to possess his or her handgun while within the boundaries of any state park.

    While you may have read in the papers or on TV that Rob Briley has proposed an amendment allowing you to carry in government and public buildings civic centers and playgrounds, there is NO amendment for HB2184. It appears this is a ploy by Briley to fool you into thinking he is in favor of Niceley's bill so you won't bother to support the bill.Nothing could be further from the truth. Nicely also said the commissioner of parks is adamantly opposed to his bill.


    Speaking of ploys TWRA (the guys who don't think your carry permit is worth a dime on their property) have prompted a "fiscal note" to Bell's bill that the state would lose $11,000 in fines were the bill to pass. This seems a bit odd that allowing carry permit holders to carry in public hunting areas would have any impact, since TWRA can't come up with a single case of a permit holder being arrested for poaching or violating game laws. TWRA say "they don't make a distinction between poachers and permit holders"--Maybe they should.


    I spoke with both Bell and Nicely today and both their bills are being rolled a week forward
    because onemember of the judiciary who favors both bills will not be there tomorrow. They both tell me that they have 6 of the 10 judiciary members infavor of the two bills.

    Both suggested that it would helpget these two bills passed if people would phone in and thank the two freshmanDemocrats are voting for the bills.
    That means we have a few extra days to make those phone calls, but it also means that Rob Briley and Janis Sontany, rankingDemocrats on the House Judiciary will havethe same amount of time to try and browbeat Bass and Fincher into changing their vote.


    You can use the toll freenumber for the General Assembly, 1-800-449-8366.Henry Fincher's Ext is 11875and Eddie Bass's is 11864. This is our chance to may a difference. This is your chance to make a difference.
    Life Member: Tennessee Firearms Association, GOA, NRA.
    Member: Florida Carry

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    I've known Henry Fincher for 12 years. I'll call him tomorrow.

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    He's still on board -- says he will not change his mind.

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