Second Amendment advocate discusses permitless carry bill following passage in TN Senate

Second Amendment advocate discusses permitless carry bill following passage in TN Senate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A bill proposed in the Tennessee State House would allow people to openly or conceal-carry a gun without a permit. It’s already passed in the senate and must pass in house before heading to the governor’s desk. If passed, the bill wouldn’t change the requirements to purchase a gun, but it also doesn’t enforce a hands-on training class. One Second Amendment advocate says the bill is flawed. Robbie Paskiewicz knows his guns. He’s retired law enforcement, he’s owned a gun range and he’s a firearms instructor. “I’m a large supporter of the second amendment right to carry firearms,” Paskiewicz said. He said proper and consistent training is what makes a good gun owner. “I used to teach youth as well as adults in firearms training. I have been doing so for many many years and I have seen everybody from all walks of life and all professions make mistakes because they don’t practice and they don’t keep familiar with the firearms that they use,” he said. RELATED STORY: Republicans moving ahead on ‘permitless carry’ of guns despite Law Enforcement opposition That is why he’s not all the way on board with the permitless carry legislation moving through the Tennessee General Assembly right now. “I would rather it have a mandatory education and training period plus a re education period periodically,” Paskiewicz said. But the bill’s house sponsor, Rep. Bruce Griffey, says it’s more about ensuring the rights of all gun owners. “These are constitutional rights, […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.