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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Todd Rathner Executive Director todd@nfafa.org | (520) 404-8096   NFA WEAPONS NOW LEGAL IN TENNESSEE TN Governor Bill Haslam Signs Reform to Defense To Prosecution Law   NASHVILLE, TENN. – In a major advance for NFA gun owners, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill to reform Tennessee’s so-called “Defense to Prosecution Law” (DTP). , making NFA items legal in Tennessee.   DTP laws say that NFA items are technically illegal, but that the owner has a defense to prosecution if the item is registered with the BATFE pursuant to the National Firearms Act. The practical effect is that a person arrested for possession of an NFA item in a DTP state can offer the registration as a valid defense in court, but still must go through the expense, humiliation and ordeal of an arrest.   “When we were recently researching the various state laws relating to NFA ownership we were shocked to learn that in some states like Tennessee NFA items were technically illegal to possess. That’s when I decided we were going to do everything we could to fix that issue in those states. Governor Haslam’s signature on SB181 is the first step in fixing these laws in all those states” said Todd Rathner, executive director of the NFA Freedom Alliance.   “As an organization the NFA Freedom Alliance is not going to pretend these laws don’t exist, we are going to fix them, and Tennessee is just the beginning,” Rathner added.   The NFA Freedom Alliance is currently working on a similar bill (HB989 / SB473) in Texas.   The NFA Freedom Alliance would like to thank Governor Haslam as well as Tennessee State Senator Mike Bell and Representative Jeremy Faison for taking on this important issue and making NFA items LEGAL in Tennessee! The bill has an immediate effective date.   -end-   The NFA Freedom Alliance is the strongest direct action/lobbying organization working at the state and federal level to ease restrictions on the ownership, manufacture, sale, and use of items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). www.nfafa.org
  2. What is DTP = http://www.nfafa.org/WTF-Is-Defense-To-Prosecution.cfm
  3. Thank you to all of you who called your senators!!! Thanks to Cap Byrd for keeping you all updated on this bill.   We are halfway to getting this done in TN!!...   The NFAFA requested/drafted Tennessee DTP reform bill SB181 just passed the Tennessee Senate 30-3!!! Now our focus moves to HB136 the identical bill in the Tennessee House! With your help we are making history!!!   http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billinfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0181   Please consider joining the NFA Freedom Alliance! www.nfafa.org         
  4. Hello all!   Some of you may know me from my work with Knife Rights and our success in overturning the switchblade ban in TN as well as enacting knife law preemption protecting you from local knife laws.   I am still with Knife Rights but have started a new organization dedicated to advancing NFA issues around the country including passing "Shall Certify" legislation, as well as repealing and replacing the "defense to prosecution" (DTP) laws in the states that have them. We would replace DTP with language that simply says you can own NFA items "in compliance with federal law".   Please come check out our website and consider joining us AND check out and "LIKE" our FB page!   https://www.facebook.com/NFAFreedomAlliance http://www.nfafa.org     Thank you   Todd Rathner todd@nfafa.org 
  5.   Hahaha no they SINGED it to a country melody!! I'm so exited I caint spell!!!!   SIGNED!
  6. Y'all need to thank Senator Mike Bell and Rep Vance Dennis they busted their asses for us on this!   sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov   rep.vance.dennis@capitol.tn.gov
  7.   Sure can if you can pay! Sorry but my wife and kids enjoy eating.
  8. It is live on the website now!!!!   http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billinfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1771     YEEE HAAA!!
  9. Today is the day statutorily. But as capbyrd points out EFFECTIVE DATE JULY 1, 2014 unless of course it is vetoed.
  10.   The difference between a bat and a baton is two letters...O N. hahahaha sorry couldn't resist.  :rofl:
  11. BTW Gov Haslam signed our preemption bill last year and this bill had zero opposition. 


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