Skip to comments.Tennessee Governor Lee Promotes Constitutional Carry Bill in 2020
Posted on 03/03/2020 3:37:07 AM PST by marktwain
On 27 February, 2020, at 1 p.m., Governor Bill Lee announced he is proposing Constitutional Carry for Tennessee in 2020. Tennessee has been a prime candidate to join the growing number of states with Constitutional Carry.
Currently 16 states have Constitutional Carry of varying degrees. Constitutional Carry is an approximation of the state of law and the Second Amendment at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. At that time there were no laws restricting the carry of weapons, openly or concealed.
Concealed weapons were common in the early republic, from knives and sword canes to Queen Anne's or Muff pistols. From tn.gov:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Today, Gov. Bill Lee announced that he is proposing legislation to advance the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Tennesseans by implementing a Constitutional Carry law.
The Second Amendment is clear and concise and secures the freedoms of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, said Gov. Bill Lee. I am pleased to announce Constitutional Carry legislation today that will protect the Second Amendment rights of Tennesseans, while also stiffening penalties on criminals who steal or illegally possess firearms. I appreciate Lt. Governor McNally and Speaker Sexton for helping to lead the way on this important issue.
The governors legislation would extend the constitutional right to carry a handgun to all law-abiding citizens with or without a permit who are 21 and older, except in current restricted areas.
The legislation also includes several increased penalties for firearm-related crime to promote public safety including:
Increasing the penalty for theft of a firearm to a felony;
Providing a sentencing enhancement for theft of a firearm in a car;
Increasing the minimum sentence for theft of a firearm from 30 days to 180 days; Increasing the sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm by
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Sure wish it was Federal.
We would need a Supreme Court decision to make it federal. Which is so ironic because the Second Amendment make it federal in 1783. But the Supreme Court refuses to recognize that.
List?? Or link??
Vermont has always had Constitutional Carry since 1791.
In 2003, Alaska passed Constitutional Carry to restore the exercise of Second Amendment rights.
In 2010, Arizona passed Constitutional Carry.
In 2011, Wyoming passed Constitutional Carry.
In 2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. It is effectively Constitutional Carry. Some county prosecutors threaten prosecution, but it has not happened.
In 2015, Kansas, and Maine became Constitutional Carry club members.
In 2016, Idaho, Missouri, West Virginia, and Mississippi became Constitutional Carry states.
In 2017, New Hampshire, and North Dakota passed Constitutional Carry.
In 2019, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Kentucky passed Constitutional Carry.
Which is so ironic because the Second Amendment make it federal in 1783. But the Supreme Court refuses to recognize that.
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One of the real ‘ironies’ is when this same sex marriage crap started and states that did not ‘recognize’ it were forced to go by the decision of other states with a push from the Fed. I believe the term ‘Eminent Domain’ was used and my ‘complaint’ was that if say VA didn’t go along with NYs marriage law(s) ‘we’ were ostracized.
Why didn’t Virginia and other states band together and say if we have to recognize YOUR Eminent domain status you must recognize ours in regards to guns and sodomy.
Guess just a broad widening of the ‘sanctuary’ from ______ that is the key.
It ain’t tit for tat on a normal basis.
Government will stand up and DEMAND states recognize each states Drivers Licenses, Marriage Licenses etc and even PDJT ‘promised’ us Concealed Carrier types that our ‘ticket’ would be good anywhere, like the marriage or drivers license....
Not many fell for that ‘promise’ though maybe this time he will have more ‘FLEXIBILITY’
I was in Knoxville at a walmart, 3 yrs ago and a man had a good sized revolver in a holster.. easy to see on his hip... carry in plain sight.
It is but lawmakers and judges know better.....
Amendment the Second....
Thanks! Hopefully Texas will join that list soon.
How do these states handle non-residents who have permits?
That is a good graphic, but the prefatory remarks are five years out of date.
An article should be posted on Ammoland in the next few days.
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