Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; August 21, 2012:
TFA has invested a lot of time working this year to start pruning the “Tree of Liberty” which seems to be infested with legislators and elected officials who have their priorities placed with issues other than the Constitution and the protection of the rights of citizens. One of the first to be pruned, with emphasis, was Republican House Caucus leader Debra Maggart. Her astounding defeat is a testament to the resolve of Tennessee’s firearms owners and constitutionally based citizens that those such as her must be purged from the halls of government. However, this is not simply a task to remove legislators but also involves changing the powers within government.
For this reason, it was with welcome excitement that we have started seeing news reports that Rep. Judd Matheny has announced moves to challenge Beth Harwell for the speaker’s office. It is critical when we as firearms owners and constitutional conservatives consider any request for assistance or support of candidates that we be mindful to ask and extract a commitment of where that individual candidate will be on the issue of who they will support for Speaker of the House. That issue and their position on that issue cannot be passed off with an “I do not know yet”. If any candidate cannot at this time commit without qualification to whom he or she would support or oppose as Speaker of the House must be questioned as to whether they have sufficient resolve to make that decision if elected.
Demand of any candidate who seeks your support or vote that they commit without qualification to who he or she will support for Speaker. If you have a candidate who can vote in the caucus for the “wrong” candidate, then consider whether you really want to support them and risk that they will support the “wrong” candidate for any leadership position or whether it would be better to either abstain from support or go one step further and consider their opposition in November.
TFA Life Member Buford Tune is hosting an event this Saturday for Robert Duvall. He has invited all TFA members to this event.
As you know, every day we face challenges from many of our elected officials, regardless of Party, to our 2nd Amendment Rights.
I have a very close and dear friend , Councilman Robert Duvall, who has been an outspoken supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Robert is now running for the State Legislature, House District 59, to unseat a person who has never met or voted for a “Right To Bear Arms” bill that was liked or supported, and from a personal point of view NOT stood up for our rights at all to protect ourselves. Also, she has voted consistently to raise taxes or for no tax relief for Tennessee citizens and businesses.
I am inviting you to a small gathering at my business to meet Robert Duvall and hopefully you will assist us in our efforts to send Robert to the State House of Representatives to represent the PEOPLE. To unseat an 18-year very LIBERAL incumbent will take not only “boots on the street”, but $$.
Saturday, August 25th
Time: 10:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.
Location: 1645 A Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
(THE APPS TRAINING OFFICE)
Refreshments will be served.