Representative Joe Carr of Lascassas, TN has sponsored a bill that would make it illegal for officials to enforce any ban on semi-automatic weapons or attempt to register any firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. Click here to view Rep. Carr discuss HB0042 on Dr. Carol Swain’s talk show, “Be The People”.
Do you think it will protect our 2nd Amendment rights here in Tennessee?
A short summary of HB0042 follows:
HB 0042 by *Carr J. (SB 0100 by *Hensley.)
Firearms and Ammunition – As introduced, prohibits the enforcement and prosecution of certain federal law implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, concerning certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 38; Title 39; Title 41; Title 49 and Title 62
This bill prohibits any public employee, public official, or firearms dealer from enforcing or attempting to enforce any federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, within the borders of Tennessee if the law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order attempts to:
(1) Ban or restrict ownership of a semi automatic firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition; or
(2) Require any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition to be registered in any manner.
Under this bill, any federal agent or employee enforces or attempts to enforce any federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order as described in (1) and (2) upon a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains exclusively within the borders of this state will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days incarceration and a fine of up to $2,500.
This bill requires the attorney general to defend a citizen of Tennessee who is prosecuted by the federal government for a violation of federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order as described in (1) and (2).