Press release from Tennessee Firearms Association; March 15, 2012:
Status of Employee Safe Commute Legislation
As predicted, it was delayed. No votes. Leadership does not want recorded votes and one way to achieve that is delay.
Is it not fantastic that we have responsible, upright and accountable Republican leadership that are willing to let the will of the Tennessee citizens be expressed through a representative form of government where citizens elect representatives and those representatives vote the interests of their constituents. Oh wait, that does not happen if either the bills are never brought forward (even with 30 sponsors) for a vote by all members or if the bill is killed in some subcommittee that will probably defeat the bill on the “pressured” vote of perhaps only 4 legislators thereby denying your elected representative the right to vote on the bill and denying the citizens the privilege of knowing how their elected representatives voted on the bill.
Employee Safe Commute Debate
Some firearms “experts” oppose the Employee Safe Commute bill (and even advocate to close the gun show loophole and, if I recall, spoke against the restaurant carry law in its current form instead calling for “reasonable” infringements on such issues. The Wilson County Tea Party is aware that there is some disagreement by those who support the 2nd Amendment regarding these issues and has, for that reason, organized a discussion on the Employee Safe Commute bill. If you can attend, come and show your support and take the chance to talk to those legislators who care enough to show up. This is the announcement.
Wilson County Tea Party Meeting
Monday, March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Powell Grove Church of Christ, Lebanon, Tennessee
Located @ corner of 46 Powell Grove Road and Lebanon Road
(This is one mile from the Highway 70/Hwy. 109 intersection as you head east on Hwy.70 going toward Lebanon.)
Speaker: John Harris, President of Tennessee Firearms Association
John will speak about the Tennessee Firearms Association, its mission, objectives, and activities.
Then, we will have a debate about The Parking Lot Gun Bill.
This bill prevents employers and landowners from prohibiting individuals licensed to carry from storing guns locked in personal vehicles.
Sponsors of house bill: HB3560 House Sponsor *Bass. Co sponsors: Evans, Eldridge, Faison, Weaver, Matheny, Pody, Wirgau, Tidwell, Holt, Floyd, Shipley, Ragan, Campbell, Butt, Keisling, Windle, Halford, Hill, Sanderson, Casada, Parkinson, Swann, Lollar, Alexander, Hall, Gotto, Ford , Forgety, Rich.
John Harris: Tennessee Firearms Association President: For the Bill
Bob Pope: Gun Show Enthusiast: Against the Bill