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Tenn. Lawmakers Can’t Agree on Guns Bill Drafted as NRA Gift

It was supposed to be a welcoming gift from Tennessee lawmakers to the National Rifle Association and the more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts expected to attend the group’s annual convention in Nashville this weekend. But a bill to allow people … Continue reading

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Haslam Administration Won’t Let Troopers Work NRA Security

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration has rejected state troopers’ request to work security at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Nashville this weekend. A spokeswoman from the state Department of Safety said eight troopers had at first been approved … Continue reading

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Haslam Not Invited to Speak at NRA Convention

Governor Bill Haslam not invited to address the National Rifle Association meeting set to open this Friday in Nashville. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker says the group was unable to accommodate a role for Haslam, although several potential Republican Presidential hopefuls … Continue reading

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Bid to End Tennessee Carry Permit Requirement Fails in House

A proposal to remove permitting requirements to carry handguns in public has been defeated in the Tennessee House. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough was defeated Wednesday on a voice vote in the civil justice … Continue reading

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NRA Backs DeJarlais

The powerful National Rifle Association says it backs the re-election of 4th District Republican Congressman Scott Dejarlais. The guns right group says it gives the South Pittsburg Doctor a solid “A” Rating for his pro-gun stance in Washington. Desjarlais says … Continue reading

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