Bill Would Make Tennessee a Gun Rights “Sanctuary State”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Tennessee House 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.

Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) introduced House Bill 1407 (HB1407) last year and it carries over into the 2018 session.

The legislation would add a new section to current Tennessee law that would prohibit the use of public funds, personnel or property of the state, or its political subdivisions, for the implementation, regulation, or enforcement of any federal or international law, executive order, rule, or regulation regulating the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories.

Passage of HB1407 would help effectuate two foundational laws recently passed in Tennessee. In May 2015, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill setting the foundation to prohibit the state from implementing or enforcing federal gun laws, rules, regulations and orders that are “contrary to the Tennessee state constitution.” A similar measure relating to gun control imposed by international law or treaty was signed into …

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