Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 7, 2017) – A Republican-dominated Tennessee House subcommittee killed a bill that would have legalized the open carry of firearms without a permit by law-abiding citizens last week. House Bill 40 (HB40) was introduced by Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Jonesborough), along with 15 co-sponsors. The legislation would have expanded gun rights for…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) – On Monday, the Tennessee Senate passed a bill that would decriminalize the manufacture and possession of firearm silencers in the state. Final passage of the bill would help foster an environment hostile to federal gun control. Sen. Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) introduced Senate Bill 921 (SB921) earlier this year. Titled the “Tennessee…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Tennessee Senate would prohibit state cooperation with enforcement of federal and international gun control, giving effect to legislation signed into law over the last two years. If passed, the law would help end any such gun control within the state in practice and effect. Sen. Mae…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) –  Today, a Tennessee law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the Volunteer State went into effect. Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) introduced Senate Bill 2443 (SB2443) on Jan. 21. Known as the “Health Care Empowerment Act,” the legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements)…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) – Today, a new Tennessee law setting the foundation to stop enforcement of gun control imposed by international law or treaty goes into effect. House Bill 2389 (HB2389) was introduced by Rep. John Windle (D-Livingston) in January.  It prohibits law enforcement officers from enforcing provisions of international law and treaties that…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2016) – Last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will help expand the hemp industry in Tennessee.The measure opens the door to in-state processing of hemp products, paving the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in effect. Rep. Jeremy…