Rep. Jerry Sexton takes on the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association over opposition to Constitutional Carry Legislation

On February 24, 2021, the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association presented a statement to the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in opposition to two bills which have the capacity to implement Constitutional Carry.

Not only did the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association oppose the proposed legislation but it also asked for increased restrictions on existing law, such as concealment requirements and “implied consent” conditions which would allow officers to stop, make inquiry and potentially even search an individual merely because they had a firearm. (See letter from Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association linked on the TFA’s website post)

Rep. Jerry Sexton was “offended” by the positions that the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association, and presumably its members, had presented. The video is a full clip of his statements.

TFA applauds Rep. Jerry Sexton on his comments and his prioritization not only of a clear constitutional principle but also his willingness to hold other elected officials accountable on their oaths. We know that there are other elected members of the General Assembly who stand with Rep. Sexton on this and want to let them know that they have the support of the Tennessee Firearms Association as we work together to remove the infringements on your rights in Tennessee.

John Harris

Executive Director

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