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Tennessee House Passes Restaurant Carry Bill

April 6th, 2009

From Matthew Hurtt who got it from Colby Sledge.

5:32 p.m. FINAL UPDATE: The House passes HB0962, the guns-in-restaurants bill that would allow handgun carry permit holders to carry their weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol. The bill, as amended, would ban those weapons from restaurants from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The bill now moves to the Senate, where it currently sits in committee. The House vote, 70-26, would be enough to override a potential veto by Gov. Phil Bredesen, who has said he’ll make his decision when/if a bill comes to his desk.

I have to say, I am very pleased that our representatives stood up for our second amendment rights this afternoon. The Senate gets the next crack at it followed by Governor Bredesen. The Senate has had enough support the last few years, the House has been the problem. Hopefully they pass it soon and Bredesen can sign it into law. If passed, it is supposed to go into effect July 1st.

There are a few other bills concerning parks coming up soon that will interest those with their carry permit as well.

11. *HB0716 - Handgun Permits - As introduced, allows any resident who has a valid handgun carry permit to possess a handgun while within the boundaries of any state park. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 70.

12. *HB0960 - Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes person with handgun carry permit to possess firearm in local, state, or federal parks. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 70.

If you have the time, contact your representatives and let them know how you feel about these bills.

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  1. May 11th, 2009 at 17:48 | #1

    am Nicole Goeser. The widow of Benjamin Felix Goeser. Please read…….

    The current legislation before the state of Tennessee is vital to the safety of its citizens. My husband Ben Goeser was murdered right infront of me on April 2nd 2009 at Jonny’s Sports Bar. Please contact your State Representatives including Governor Phil Bredesen, and tell them about what happened to Ben. If I could have been allowed to carry my gun that night (because I do have a permit) perhaps I could have saved him. I can tell you that the odds would have been more in our favor. People that have gone through PROPER TRAINING, A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK, registered their weapon and have the permit should be allowed to carry a concealed gun for their own protection and protection of loved ones as long as they are NOT under the influence of alcohol. Just remember….when seconds count, the police are minutes away. Bad guys don’t care about Laws. Let good citizens have the ability to protect themselves and their families. I never want anyone I love to be a target again. Never again. Proper training is key. Properly trained individuals will not take a risky shot and act irresponsibly, if they do and someone innocent is hurt or killed, they will face justice for it. I would like to point out that less than 1% of any gun crimes are ever committed by a permitted individual. Let’s face it, look at the DC gun death rate, it is one of the HIGHEST in the country. How can that be if strict gun laws keep us safe? Please, help me wake these lawmakers up. I need your help. If there is anything you can do for me….please do this. Do this for Ben.

    Nikki Goeser

  2. May 11th, 2009 at 22:47 | #2

    Thanks for that post Nikki. I heard your story and I am very sorry for your loss. I completely agree. Criminals don’t care about laws, they will have a gun if they want to. The only thing gun laws accomplish is to make law abiding citizens defenseless victims.

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