REMINDER: Join GOA and TFA in Nashville on Tuesday
Gun Owners of America Partners with the Tennessee Firearms Association for Lobby Day
Join Fellow Gun Owners at the Capitol in Nashville on Tuesday, March 10th
Gun Owners of America and the Tennessee Firearms Association have partnered together to lobby your legislators in Nashville and to generate massive support for Constitutional Carry legislation.
If you can, join us in Nashville on March 10th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM to tell your elected officials that your rights are not subject to government approval and that you should be able to carry a firearm without a permit in the state of Tennessee.
Along with Constitutional Carry, we will also be supporting legislation to remove restrictions on students exercising their right to carry on campus, getting rid of the fees for obtaining a carry permit and passing a state-level Second Amendment Protection Act.
The Constitutional Carry bill that GOA is supporting is H.B. 1553, introduced by Rep. Bruce Griffey. This piece of legislation would allow those in Tennessee to exercise their right to carry a firearm just as if they had an enhanced carry permit without having to go through the unconstitutional permit process. H.B. 1553 will be heard in committee on Tuesday, March 10th at 4:30 PM.
GOA is aware of the legislation being supported by the Governor and other members of the legislature. Due to the non-transparency and vague language of the unofficial bill text, we are not willing to endorse this legislation at this time.
A number of people will be speaking from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Supreme Courtroom, including GOA’s Antonia Okafor and Dick Heller, as well as, TFA’s John Harris. Space in the courtroom is limited, so arrive early if you intend to listen to the speakers.
Details for the event are as follows:
What: Lobby Day
When: March 10, 2020. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: 9:00 AM on the capitol grounds. Speakers will be in the old Supreme Courtroom and will speak until 10:00 AM. Lobbying will take place in the Cordell Hull building after the speakers finish, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
The Supreme Courtroom can only hold up to around 120 guests. If you want a place inside, then expect to arrive early. You do not have to attend the speaking event to participate in the lobby day, as the majority of the time will be spent in the legislative office building.
Because of rules set in place by the Governor’s Office, the Capitol itself is a no-carry zone, and this includes the Supreme Courtroom. For this reason, anyone going to the Supreme Courtroom cannot be armed. However, permit holders are permitted to carry their handguns within the Cordell Hull building, where the legislative offices are and where the majority of the lobby day will take place.
Please click here and pre-register at the Eventbrite page. This will help us gauge attendance and make adjustments if necessary.