2nd Amendment Rally at Tennessee Legislature

March 10, 2020

The 2nd Amendment Rally at the Tennessee Legislature is set for March 10, 2020. It will start by 9:00 am in the old Supreme Court Chambers in the state capitol (a gun free zone). [NOTE: If weather permits and attendance calls for it, this portion of the event may be moved outside to capitol grounds on the morning of the event!]

During this initial meeting time, there will be guest legislators and speakers to address those in attendance.

Following that initial meeting, the rally participants are expected to move into the Legislature’s office building (the Cordell Hull building at 425 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243).  We are asking that groups of Rally attendees circulate and speak with Legislators and staff about passing constitutional carry (with an option permit) this year in Tennessee, eliminating gun free zones, repealing the “concealed only permit”, etc.  Don’t forget to let them know that you do not want to see any consideration of several bills that clearly infringe our 2nd Amendment protected rights such as the “red flag laws”, the proposed “extreme risk protection orders”, or increases in gun free zones.

It is critical that you call in advance of March 10 to schedule an appointment that day with your individual legislators. You can get their names and office numbers on the legislature’s website which has a “lookup” tool based on your street address.  It would be great if attendees formed groups of 10-20 individuals and those groups met with several legislators who represent various members in the groups.

Also, don’t forget to take the time to meet, or try to meet, Lt. Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Cameron Sexton, Senate Judiciary Chair Mike Bell and House Judiciary Chair Michael Curcio since each of these individuals play key rolls in whether these bills pass or fail.

By decision of Bill Lee, guns are prohibited in the capitol – no exceptions! By decision of the Legislature, handgun permit holders are allowed to carry concealed only in their offices in the Cordell Hull building.

Since part of the Rally will be in the capitol, permit holders who are in possession of their handguns will not be able to participate in the meeting in the capitol (you can call in advance and complain to Bill Lee).

GOA has set up an Eventbrite page in an effort to gauge the level of attendance in advance of the Rally. Please sign up https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitutional-carry-lobby-day-tickets-92124977287

Finally, the state capitol and legislature appear to be intentionally designed so that there is no convenient parking nearby.  Please be prepared to walk potentially severally blocks if you plan to park downtown.  If you can, travel in groups and consider parking outside of downtown and using ridesharing to get to the Rally.

John Harris

Executive Director

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