Haslam, Ramsey Fighting Bill Allowing University Faculty to Carry Guns on Campus

Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 26, 2011:

AP News reports that “Gov. Bill Haslam and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are working against a bill to allow faculty and staff to carry guns on the campuses of Tennessee’s public universities.” The AP report, linked below, states “Haslam told The Associated Press last week that he wants to leave it up to administrators at each school to decide whether to allow guns to be carried, while Ramsey claimed the proposal would unfairly dominate media attention while several other important initiatives are pending before lawmakers.”

The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday at 3:30 pm CST.

SOURCE:

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_8545/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=XGz5v8zP

Here is the link to the bill itself:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB2014

Of course, at the same time that the repeal of restrictions on the right of citizens to provide for their own self-defense, government officials, like judges, are seeing legislative favor on the repeal of perceived restrictions on where and when they can carry firearms. It may get to the point that the only way to have minimal infringements on 2nd Amendment rights is to go to work at a high level for the government.

CONTACT THE GOV. HASLAM, Lt. GOV. RAMSEY and COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND TELL THEM TO VOTE FOR IT (SB2014) ON TUESDAY!!!

You can watch the discussion live on the state’s streaming committee feed:

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowrapper/default.aspx?commID=63

Senate Judiciary Committee

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sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov (615) 741-3036

sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov (865) 285-9797 and (615) 741-1449

sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov (615) 741-1946

sen.tim.barnes@capitol.tn.gov (931) 648-9400 or (615) 741-2374

sen.doug.overbey@capitol.tn.gov (615) 741-0981 or (865) 681-8236

sen.mae.beavers@capitol.tn.gov (615) 741-2421

sen.stacey.campfield@capitol.tn.gov (bill sponsor) (615) 741-1766

sen.ophelia.ford@capitol.tn.gov (615) 741-1767 or (901) 575-2321

sen.beverly.marrero@capitol.tn.gov (615) 741-9128

HERE IS HOW TO CONTACT Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey:

lt.gov.ron.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov (his official e-mail address)

(423) 323-8700

(615) 741-4524

HERE IS HOW TO CONTACT Governor Bill Haslam:

Here is his e-mail address:

bill.haslam@tn.gov

Don’t forget to call: (615) 741-2001