Sneaky Caption Bills Could Endanger 2nd Amendment Rights In Tennessee
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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
According to Tennessee capitol insiders, a couple of unrelated caption bills are set to be heard today in House subcommittees with amendments added to quietly push gun legislation.
Two subcommittees that were previously closed out for this session have been reopened to potentially hear this legislation today. In a scramble to close out this session, legislators are expediting legislation through the subcommittee and committee process on the same day, a process which generally takes weeks to accomplish.
We have been told that amendments will be added to these innocuous caption bills that will effectively convert them into “Red Flag Laws,” although they will not be branded as such.
While the amendments that “make the bills” are not yet available for viewing by the public, we have received word that the following sets of companion bills will be heard today in House subcommittees, possibly committees and then be scheduled for a vote on the House floor:
House Bill 0508 (HB0508) / Senate Bill 0179 (SB0179) – carried by Representative Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro-District 34) and Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville-District 6) respectively will be heard today in the previously closed out House Health Subcommittee. Of note, on the bill page on the General Assembly website, it reads that HB0508 is “Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 4/19/2023” but on the House calendar for today, there is no mention of the subcommittee’s meeting.
House Bill 1017 (HB1017) / Senate Bill 1502 (SB1502) – carried by Representative Rusty Grills (R-Newbern-District 77) and Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon-District 24) respectively will be heard today in the previously closed out House Civil Justice Subcommittee. Our source tells us that Representative Jason Zachary signed onto the bill as a co-sponsor two days after the Nashville shooting. Of note, on the bill page on the General Assembly website, it reads that HB1017 is “Placed on s/c cal Civil Justice Subcommittee for 4/19/2023” but on the House calendar for today, there is no mention of the subcommittee’s meeting.
As nothing is certain yet about these bills and their intent, The Tennessee Conservative will keep watch and keep you informed.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com
4 thoughts on “Sneaky Caption Bills Could Endanger 2nd Amendment Rights In Tennessee”
Miserable RINO PUKES!!
These RINO’s are NO better than the Democrats!! At least the Dem’s tell u before the cut your throat> Will remember next Election!!
Trying to ram these Red Flag laws through without going to committees & without the public to comment & contact their representatives is not the Republican way.
This is not transparency & when did Tennessee Republicans turn into Democrats.
“Republican” Representatives who vote for any Red Flag law should be voted out of office.
If they actually vote by roll call or electronic we’d find out how they voted
Betcha the spineless use “voice vote”