Tennessee: Committees to hear three terrible NRA gun bills Tue (4/09) and Wed (4/10)

Stand-your-ground bills allow for racists to provoke and shoot minority persons. Also, allowing any teacher to bring their guns to the classroom invites accidents. These are two of the dangerous bills now pushed by the NRA. Opposition to the power of the NRA by a few gun safety advocates, needs help from concerned citizens. Now is the time to protect children from accidents in the classroom by calling your Tennessee State and ask for opposition to these bills.

The Bills

👎 Senate Bill 403 would mandate prison sentences for gun theft and place no burden on the gun owner.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👎 House Bill 409 is a stand-your-ground bill that would allow gunmen to shoot others whenever they feel threatened.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

👎 House Bill 1380 and Senate Bill 1399 would allow teachers, with no training or licensing, to carry loaded guns in the classroom. Schools would have no discretion in this regard.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

Action

A quick phone call is very effective. Please call the office of your State Representative. Ask for opposition to HB 409 and HB 1380. Also, call your State Senator and ask for opposition to SB 403 and SB 1399.


  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • Check out stopgunmadness.org for fast moving updates.