Did you notice that Tennessee is not in this race?

Did you know that in fact the Tennesee legislative leadership - including Harwell - have worked to stop legislation designed to pass constitutional carry in Tennessee?

Did you know that Republican Senators like John Stevens and Doug Overbey voted against Constitutional Carry in 2016 but yet still got great ratings (and even campaign funds) from NRA ILA (explain that one!!!!)?


Tennessee should have passed constitutional carry years ago given that since 2011 it has had a Republican governor (who promised to sign constitutional carry -- and a Republican super majority in the Legislature. But it has failed. It has failed repeatedly. It has failed with the support and "blessings" of NRAILA. Why?

If you want constitutional carry in Tennessee, we need you to support it as grassroots activists. Call your legislators. Demand it. Join the TFA and support the effort at

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Lawmakers in Texas, Indiana, and South Dakota are in a race to make their respective state the 13th state to abolish a concealed carry permit requirement.
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The Constitutional Carry bill was killed by Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee this last Tuesday. The Times Free Press quotes one of the Republicans who was instrumental in killing the bill, Todd Gardenhire, who pulled an Obama and said "Present, Not Voting" in a number of simple untruths which I show below.

Secondarily, Senator John Stevens, (Obion, Weakly, Gibson, Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties) voted "NO" but no local paper has quoted him lying about the reasons. He is just and Establishment hack.

Pertinent issues raised by Senator Todd Gardenhire in the article from Times Free Press:

1. "The bill, among other things, disenfranchises people between age 18..., when you can legally possess a gun, and 21, Gardenhire said. People at 18 can join the military, he said, but wouldn't be able to carry a handgun in the state."

Currently, only those over 21 years of age can legally carry (or possess, other than under supervision of an adult) or purchase a handgun, (Federal Law, one would think a sitting Tennessee Senator assigned to the Judiciary Committee would know those facts, or at least look them up prior to a vote) so there is not a change via 1483, the bill in question, it is already the law.

2. The Senator also said "the National Rifle Association had made it clear it was taking a pass on the bill..."

The NRA-ILA sent two "Action Alerts" to its membership in Tennessee regarding SB 1483/HB 1748:

From this article:

"Please contact members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and politely urge them to support HB 1748 and HB 2131 when they come up for a vote."…/tennessee-pro-gun-legislation-to-b…

From this article:

"Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to support Senate Bill 1483 when it comes up for a vote. Please also contact members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and politely urge them to support House Bill 1748 when it comes up for a vote."…/tennessee-permitless-carry-legisla…

Odd that the NRA took a "Pass" on this bill, yet reached out to its membership to support it. The NRA has also praised the West Virginia Legislature for their passage of Constitutional Carry, and are urging their membership to support "Permitless Carry" in Missouri currently.

I, as a Life Member and Benefactor Member of the NRA, received NOTHING that would make me think they were taking a "pass" on the issue, rather it appeared that they were rallying the troops to support it!

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The fact the overwhelming number of crimes involving guns are carried out by people who don't own those guns legally is no reason to loosen Tennessee's decades-old handgun carry permit law.

Bill Haslam and his "minions"

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Bill Haslam and his "minions"

The West TN Regional Chapter of the TFA will hold its February Stated meeting on the 11th, (Second Thursday) 2016, at Brook Shaw's Old Country Store, located in the Casey Jones Village, Jackson, TN.

Our room will be available at 5:30 PM for those who wish to share a meal and fellowship priore to the meeting.

I will gvie a short Legislative update beginning at 6:45, (we are in session now), refenceing current status of bills of interest.


The meeting proper will be gin at 7:00 PM sharp> Our Featured Speaker this month is Cathy Hinners, is a decorated, retired police officer from Albany, New York where she patrolled for 20 years. Prior to her retirement she participated in the Intel Liaison Division while she was active in the Middle Eastern/ Muslim community. Based upon this experience, she developed a 3 day course on Middle Eastern Crime, Culture and Community which she has delivered to hundreds of law enforcement officers across the country.

Cathy was an SAIC contract instructor with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama where she delivered mobile training to the National Guard, New York Police Dept. and other law enforcement agencies on Weapons of Mass Destruction and bomb recognition.

Along with presenting to groups and organizations across Tennessee, Cathy regularly exposes Muslim Brotherhood individuals and their activities as well as advising state legislators and officials on their incursion

In June of 2015, Cathy was named by the Southern Poverty Law Center, along with 11 other women that speak out against the implementation of Sharia law in the United States. On Sept 26 2015, Cathy participated on a panel led by retired General Jerry Boykin on THE ISLAMIC THREAT: WOMEN WHO KNOW THE TRUTH: THE LATEST TO MAKE SPLC'S HATE LIST, Which was held at the Values Voter Summit In Washington D.C . Since her appearance at the Values Voter Summit, there have been numerous articles written regarding her comments in PJ Media, and the Washington Post.

Cathy is the founder of and is a regular guest on the Michael DelGiorno Show, 99.7 WTN, Nashville’s Super talk every Monday morning at 10:05am, and Red State Radio’s Scott Walker Show.

For those interested in a prominant former LE's take on the issues facing the Republic, this is an excellent opportinunity to hear her local.

Membership is not a requirement to attend, all are welcome.

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A decision to halt gun shows at the fairgrounds angered gun shoppers at Saturday's gun show.

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In some instances your "church" may be morphed into a "school" for purposes of Tennessee's handgun permit laws with the consequence being that carrying a handgun at church for self defense might be a Class E felony.

That is what the Tennessee Attorney General thinks and he might just be right.

In 2015, the Tennessee Legislature passed a law to prohibit local governments from regulating whether handgun permit holders could carry their firearms in parks.

Despite that law, the cities of Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis (and probably others) have claimed that some of their public parks are not "parks" and have continued the ban of firearms in those areas.

Should TFA take action by suing Knoxville, which is the most recent to violate this law?


Take the survey and let us know now!

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A 2015 Tennessee law prohibits local governments from banning handgun permit holders from public parks. Despite that, Knoxville prohibited handgun permit holders from carrying at the fair. What do you think?<p>

Time and space are limited. Get your tickets now to attend the Tennessee Firearms Association Legislative Action Committee's event on Saturday, September 19, 2015 to celebrate 20 years of working to restore the full scope of your rights under the 2nd Amendment as Tennessee's only gun rights organization.

Once the tickets are sold out .... you might try your luck at a movie theater or perhaps a gun free recruiting station....

The TFALAC's Annual Dinner, celebrating 2 Decades of hard work and success by TFA members across the state will be held on: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 11am to 3pm Tickets are $50 per person. T...

Six days after 5 Tennesseans were murdered in a terrorist attack and after several other governors have taken decisive action, Tennessee's Governor issues a do nothing press release..... Read the details.…/tfas-analysis-of-tennessee-…/

TENNESSEE’S GOVERNOR ISSUES PRESS RELEASE IN RESPONSE TO JULY 16 CHATTANOOGA TERRORIST ATTACK Half-step solution or a mere illusion Tennessee’s governor issued a press release on July 22 finally ou...

Tenn Firearms Assn is running a contest where the prize is a Ruger 10/22 rifle. Refer your friends, gifts for family. Enter Now!

Lots of you are looking for good buys on guns. How about a contest to win a Ruger 10/22? Help TFA fight the fight to bring Constitutional Carry to Tennessee!

TFA is doing a membership drive. Members can give memberships to friends and/or family and by doing so both the giver (the TFA member) and the recipient of the gift membership will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a Ruger 10/22!


Also, if you make referrals that result in people joining TFA during this contest, by the person joining and the person making the referral will be entered in the contests!

Time is limited. You MUST use the promotion membership forms (there is one for gifts and one for referrals!)

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Memberships in TFA - Friends and Family The Tennessee Firearms Association encourages individuals to refer friends and to give memberships as gifts. Tennessee Firearms Association has several categ...

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