Announcement From The Bellevue Republican Breakfast Club

The Bellevue Republican Breakfast Club Meets At Shoney’s Restaurant In Bellevue, On Highway 70 S, at 7:30 AM on the first Saturday of every month. The public is invited to attend.

“Tennessee now ranks as one of the most dangerous states in the country for women, and it’s because of firearms in the possession of domestic violence offenders,”
Domestic Violence expert Mark Wynn,
Nashville

An important measure (HB 1225) being sponsored by Representative Beth Harwell. At this point, Beth could use YOUR immediate help in communicating with ALL legislators asking for their full support on this legislation. As you know, children and family matters have been one of her legislative priorities; this bill further demonstrates that commitment, and we have the opportunity to ensure its passage. The catalyst for this bill was a mother of three who last December was murdered with her children nearby. She had an Order of Protection, but her assailant STILL had his gun because TN law makes no provision for individuals under the Order to relinquish their weapons while their Order is in effect. Please call or email your legislator asking that they vote for HB 1225 when it comes to the House Floor. ALSO, PLEASE SEND ALONG TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK CONTACTS SO THAT THIS MESSAGE MAY GO TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

Legislation that creates a procedure for individuals subject to an order of protection for domestic violence to turn over their weapons is headed for a vote on the House floor.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville was unanimously approved Tuesday on a voice vote by the House Finance Committee and will now be scheduled for a vote by the full House.

The companion bill passed the Senate the day before.

Under current law, there is no procedure for respondents to relinquish their weapons while the order is in effect.

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