TFA: GOP ‘Will Pay’ for Restricted Guns-in-Trunks Law

Click to see full graphic in which the TFA coins the term Maggartized. The organization helped unseat Rep. Debra Maggart of Hendersonville last year. Image courtesy TFA

Click to see full graphic in which the TFA coins the term Maggartized. The organization helped unseat Rep. Debra Maggart of Hendersonville last year. Image courtesy TFA

The Tennessee Firearms Association is again looking for a fight. The organization is unhappy with Republicans who passed a more restrictive guns-in-trunks bill than the TFA would have liked.

The legislation doesn’t stop an employee from being fired for storing a gun in their car while at work. And the soon-to-be law is limited to carry permit holders and cars they own.

The TFA’s John Harris says someone “will pay” at the ballot box.

“As a matter of fact, we’re looking for strong primary candidates.”

Last year, TFA tag-teamed with the National Rifle Association. They took down the third ranking Republican in the state House for her part in blocking a more expansive guns-in-trunks bill.

This year is different. The NRA gave a tepid endorsement of the legislation that passed. And before the vote, House Speaker Beth Harwell pointed out the NRA’s support and referred to other gun organizations as “fringe” groups.


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