Currently, as per state law, carry by a HCP holder is legal as of last Sept. 1. Knox County, as of today (9/22/09) has not opted out. County Commissioner, Amy Broyles, is very anti-gun, and had the very unfortunate experience to be in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian church when it was shot up by a deranged madman. In her opinion, guns are thus bad. Now to be fair, a very good friend of mine was also in the front pew when that went on, he knows I have a HCP, and doesn't mind me being in his home or yard when I carry.
That being said, Amy Broyles has put on the Knox County agenda a resolution to "opt-out". The meeting time for this is Sept 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Knoxville City/County building (same room as the Knoxville City Council meetings).
I was urged by two county commisioners to have the TFA to again turn out in force. According to those two commissioners, it looks like AMy Broyles has nowhere near the votes to "opt-out" but it is no means a "done deal" so we do need a good turnout.
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