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#3144957 - 01/29/13 11:36 PM Sen. Mae Beavers
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 6170
Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

Another Tennessee lawmaker with a pair!

Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc. - Legislative Action Committee

Sen. Mae Beavers has filed SB 0250 as a major overhaul to her 2009 Firearms Freedom Act

Sen. Beavers has taken the lead not only in Tennessee but in other states in the effort to enforce the 2nd Amendment and the 10th Amendment by introducing significant amendments to the 2009 Firearms Freedom Act. These amendments will bring the bill further in line with the 2nd Amendment. In addition, the legislation will move significant past protecting firearms and ammunition made in Tennessee but will also leverage off of the 10th Amendment and the 2nd Amendment to make it a crime - a Class B Felony - for any person to attempt to enforce any unconstitutional laws or enforce infringements in violation of the 2nd Amendment in Tennessee.

The bill defines "federal action" as follows:

“Federal action” means any action by congress, the federal executive branch, or the federal judicial branch that would have the force or effect of law over the citizens of this state including, but not limited to, acts of congress, federal rules or regulations, executive orders, and judicial opinions;

It then adds these new code sections to the existing Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act that are intended to more zealously protect the 2nd Amendment rights of Tennesseans against unconstitutional federal action:


(a) The general assembly declares that any federal action prohibited by this chapter relating to firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition, whether made in Tennessee or not, is not authorized by the United States constitution and violates the restrictions contained therein and is hereby declared to be invalid in this state; that said federal action shall not be recognized by this state; and that said federal action is rejected by this state and shall be null and void and of no effect in this state.

(b) Any federal action shall be deemed an intentional violation of state sovereignty and shall be unenforceable within the borders of Tennessee if the federal action does or attempts to:

(1) Infringe on, ban, regulate, or restrict state government, local government or civilian ownership, transfer, possession or manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition in this state;

(2) Require any state government, local government or civilian owned firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition in this state to be registered or tracked in any manner; or

(3) Impose federal taxes, fees or any other charges on any state government, local government or civilian owned firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that are payable to any government entity.

(c) No public official, employee, or agent of this state or any of its political subdivisions shall:

(1) Act to impose, collect, enforce, or effectuate any penalty in this state that violates the public policy set forth in this section; or

(2) Cooperate with or assist with the enforcement of federal action prohibited by this chapter.


(a) It is an offense for any person to knowingly enforce or attempt to enforce any federal action prohibited by this chapter relating to a state government, local government or civilian owned firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition.

(b) Any person who violates this section commits a Class B felony.


(a) The attorney general and reporter may enforce this chapter by seeking judicial determinations to invalidate or nullify federal action prohibited by this chapter or which may otherwise violate the United States constitution, including, but not limited to, the second amendment, the ninth amendment and the tenth amendment, relative to firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition in this state.

(b) In the event that the attorney general and reporter fails or refuses to provide such defense of this chapter, a Tennessee citizen shall have the right to petition a circuit or chancery court in this state to select and appoint special counsel, with the appointment based on a showing of good cause and necessity. The petition shall name the attorney general and reporter as an interested party and shall be personally served on the attorney general and reporter. In the event that the petition is granted, the costs of such petition, including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, shall be awarded to the petitioner and against the state.

(c) The attorney general and reporter is authorized to prosecute violations of this chapter and to defend the state against violations of this chapter; provided, however, that each district attorney general in this state shall have concurrent authority to investigate and prosecute such violations relative to federal prosecutions or enforcement actions arising within their respective jurisdictions.

This legislation is a significant move toward enforcing the 2nd Amendment in Tennessee - particularly against the tyrannical agenda of too many in the federal government acting under Obama's lead. It is not "model legislation" but it has been written and tailored specifically for Tennessee. Just as Tennessee was the first state in the nation to pass a Firearms Freedom Act, it is time to go back and put some "steel" in that law to ensure that it will be enforced.!/maebeavers

#3145105 - 01/30/13 06:01 AM Re: Sen. Mae Beavers [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Live in Mt.Juliet ,Hunt Jackso...

Mae comes from here in Mount Juliet where i live, and i also worked with her husband for many years before he retired. She a GOOD ONE!
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