For the last few weeks, anti-gun advocates have been pressuring/bullying the Tennessee legislature to pass new restrictions, weapon bans, red flag laws... just any new gun control in the wake of the Covenant Presbyterian school shooting. This shooting caused the death of three adults and three children, victims who are all but forgotten already.
Instead, the attention is now on generic collective gun violence and generic collective activists, who are calling for generic collective gun control measures NOW. Protests have been loud and unruly; you can hear more about them in this podcast episode.
In all the insane furor, pro-2A voices have been relatively, and we would say, respectfully quiet. However, it is now time for us to contact the Governor of Tennessee and the leaders of the House and Senate and give them our input.
This is because, after a few weeks of aimless noise, there is now some actual executive and legislative motion. Yesterday the Governor issued an Executive order and announced a strong push for a bill to expand the Orders of Protection law currently on the books. Legal language isn’t available yet, but everyone from anti gunners to pro-2A news sites have already called it a red flag law that will allow for faster or easier preemptive weapon confiscation, even within the framework of our existing Orders of Protection code.
Now is the time to let them know that we have input, and this call is not just for Tennesseans but all Americans in every state.
The reason for that is simple: Tennessee politicians are receiving demands for disarmament from ALL states. Certain lawmaker offices have received over 10,000 voicemails over nights and weekends, most of which came from New York area codes. Teachers' unions have been bussing kids from Alabama and Kentucky into Nashville for protests, and professional activists have been traveling further. President Biden inserted himself into the story with support for the loudest TN Democrats, and Kamala Harris came down to show her support for them in person.
The national media has ignored the actual victims and put massive attention on the protestors, and the outcome of this fight will also have national ramifications. If the anti-gun side wins, this will be their playbook for future campaigns in every state. If they fail, Tennessee will have set an example of constitutional principles that will affect every state.
So, we're asking you to send an email to the Governor's chief of staff at the following address: [email protected]
And CC these folks in the legislature: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Do not copy and paste this email—they have already received thousands of anti-gun form letters from Michael Bloomberg's groups. Instead, pick a few of the primary talking points below and write a paragraph or even a single sentence and send that. As long as you have "No to Red Flag Laws" or a similar subject heading and bring up any points like the ones below, your messages will count.
Additional talking points:
Thanks for your time and consideration on this. Speed is key here; the more of us they hear from, the more encouraged these representatives will be to squash a bad bill before it gets released, regardless of the pressure they are currently receiving from elsewhere.
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