Two similar bills HB2145 and SB1607 have been introduced to nullify federal gun control within the state of Tennessee. The legislation prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.”
STATUS: HB2145 assigned to Civil Justice Subcommittee on Feb. 04th and will need to be passed by a majority vote of the committee to be sent to the full house for a vote.
STATUS: SB1607 has assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee and needs to also be approved by a majority of the committee members to be sent to the Senate for a vote.
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where Tennessee you live, take these actions today.
1. Call both bills committee chairs and vice-chairs. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bipartisan bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
|Jim Coley, Chair (615) 741-8201||Brian Kelsey, Chair (615) 741-3036
Doug Overbey, 1st Vice-Chair (615) 741-0981
Stacey Campfield, 2nd Vice-Chair 615) 741-1766
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on SB1607. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
|Mike Carter (615) 741-3025
Vance Dennis (615) 741-2190
Andrew Farmer (615) 741-4419
Sherry Jones (615) 741-2035
Jon Lundberg (615) 741-7623
Mike Stewart (615) 741-2184
Rick Womick (615) 741-2804
|Mike Bell (615) 741-1946
Lowe Finney (731) 424-0461
Ophelia Ford (615) 741-1767
Todd Gardenhire (615) 741-6682
Mark Green (615) 741-2374
John Stevens (615) 741-4576
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Contact us at http://ask.tenthamendmentcenter.com with any information you get.
4. on Twitter? Retweet
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5. Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB2145 and SB1607. It’s essential that Tennessee no longer help but actively oppose the federal government’s attacks on the Second Amendment. Passing HB2145 and SB1607 will start that process.