Tennessee Firearms Association – Standing Firm for Liberty

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Tennessee Firearms Association – Standing Firm for Liberty

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Since 1995, the Tennessee Firearms Association has stood in the gap to defend Tennesseans from the progressive encroachments of anti-2nd Amendment advocates.

While some believe that some “gun-rights” organizations have failed in their stated missions or may even question what those missions may be, TFA has never wavered in its efforts to influence and assist elected officials in reversing the unconstitutional restrictions placed upon law-abiding Tennesseans by Tennessee law and local governments in Tennessee.

But if you thought that TFA had persevered because of just “guns”, you may have missed our real passion.

You see, the 2nd Amendment, (and all the first ten Amendments) were ratified after the Constitutional Convention concluded its initial work. Several of the Founders were well-aware of the nature of man, that he was inclined to dominate his fellow man when given the chance.

These Founders were convinced that, after they were long gone from the scene, their influence would fail to suppress the power-hungry desires of future despots.

Even in view of clear differentiations between the branches of government that they placed in the Constitution, they still were uneasy of “mans” tendencies. They believed that the foundations which were self-evident to them and on which they had written America’s Constitution needed to be emphasized and enshrined in the document.

As a result, the rights they believed the Creator had given all men were etched into the document for all time.

Since then, their fears have been certainly realized as the federal behemoth has been allowed to mushroom into a larger and more oppressive Master. Americans have seen their 4th Amendment rights trampled upon by intrusion into their phones and emails and currently run the risk of having their property seized merely on the basis of a charge of wrongdoing.

Their 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion has been twisted by a government now requiring freedom from religion. That abomination has gone so far now that the servant federal government now attacks its sovereign masters and deprives the states of their authority to post the Ten Commandments in their courthouses or capitols and interfering in the rights of conscience of business owners.

Their 10th Amendment rights of sequestering the federal government’s authority to its clearly delineated Constitutional role and retaining for the individual states all other legal authority over their citizens has been abandoned as states clamor for the monies Washington, D.C. dangles in front of them.

The TFA is about the right of the people to “keep and bear arms” for sure, but its members need to be aware that it, by necessity, stands for more.

First, it stands for individual liberty and for those liberties recognized and protected by the Constitution – liberties that men and women have, for over two centuries, sworn to protect and defend. Even the most generous among us must admit that our elected officials have often forgotten that liberty is the reason a revolution was fought against the British.

They have forgotten that liberty prompted the writing of the Constitution. And they have forgotten that liberty supersedes all the machinations foisted on the American people in the forms of Supreme Court precedents, the growing federal bureaucracy, and the constant drumbeat of socialism creeping into a once-free nation.

Second, TFA stands for the ongoing support of elected officials who do understand both the premise of liberty and the mandates of the Constitution. TFA supports those elected officials who are prepared to hold the Constitutional line against continuing encroachments against liberty by federal, state and local agencies and public officials.

Third, TFA is firmly committed to the eventual abolition of gun-free zones in Tennessee and the full restoration of the right of law-abiding Tennesseans to “keep and bear arms” without government infringement.

Make no mistake. The Tennessee Firearms Association will not rest until this is accomplished.


Tennessee Firearms AssociationJohn Harris
Executive Director
Tennessee Firearms Association

P.S. If you want to wage in on the battle to elect someone to the office of governor (there is only one who supports Constitutional Carry), the State Senate and the State House in 2018 – candidates who put the constitution first and who are true public stewards of your rights, please take a moment and go to the TFA's PAC website and make a donation so that we can raise the funds to restore our rights.

  • 8 thoughts on “Tennessee Firearms Association – Standing Firm for Liberty

    1. the one branch of govt who has USURPED the others is the JUDICIAL BRANCH.
      and this NEEDS TO END ASAP.

    2. @ wayne Clark, I am aware of the battle over the right to carry in Chilhowee Park. The liberal democrat mayor is afraid of guns and if she had her way Knoxville would be a gun free zone. There are a number of things in Knoxville that are leaning left along with Memphis, Chattanooga and Nashville. It is a real shame to see this happening to the Volunteer State. I’m afraid a democrat governor might push us over the edge.

      1. That’s why I’m backing Mae Beavers for Govenor. She is a TRUE conservative…unlike the RINO we’ve had in office for the past 7 years. Glenn Jacobs, although running on a Libertarian platform, seems to be constitutionally sound & should make a good County Mayor. Too bad Rogero still has another year to go before her term is up as City Mayor. The Senate seats, I admit I could use some help with my decision as I’m not well versed in who is even running.
        I too, am afraid of the direction our state is headed.

        1. I agree. Mae Beavers is the only true conservative and 2nd A supporter running for TN Governor. Diane Black thinks Tennesseans should have to pay hard earned money to enjoy their U.S. Constitutionally protected rights. In my book that make Diane Black an anti-gun mouthpiece.

          1. Diane Black is a Haslam clone. She talks out of both sides of her mouth but her progressive side is winning the battle over her semi-conservarive side. She reminds me of Palpatine in Star Wars (as ambassador)…speaks of the good he could do for the Republic but then the Dark Side starts shining through.

            1. Diane Black is a legend in her own mind, only. She was a nurse and a single mother that fixed her own car and pats herself on the back every chance she gets. I would, almost, vote for Haslam than her. Speaking of Haslam, I think the blame goes farther up the ladder than it currently is on the Flying “J” cheating scandal. Just my opinion.

            2. What turned me off Haslam, was when he first was campaigning & told some of his attendees at a meeting that if a Vernon Style (permitless) carry bill crossed his desk, he would sign it. Well, he didn’t…twice! He has blocked all bills promoting constitutional carry in Tennessee & doesn’t give a crap about anything but that fat check he got as Govenor.

    3. I just read an article where Virginia’s organization (like TFA), got an illegal & unconstitutional sign removed from a public building. Now, as far as I know, Chilhowee Park in Knoxville…a PUBLIC PARK & according to TN statutes, legal to carry in….still refuses to allow any carry method at all. When is TFA going to step up & “convince” the city officials to stand down on their unconstitutional & illegal restrictions (or allowance of such restriction), to continue?
      I’ll be waiting for your reply.

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