Tennessee has followed Texas in demanding that dealers
obtain licenses and turn over a plethora of information to authorities
before being able to host a gun show in another devastating attack on
the second amendment.
The legislation, HB 2422
which has not yet passed, would make it a Class A misdemeanor for any
person to organize, plan, promote, or operate a gun show without
The bill makes it a crime for anyone who wishes to operate a gun show unless they follow the following procedures;
(1) Notifies the TBI and
the chief law enforcement officer in the county in which the gun show
is to be held of the dates, times, and location of the gun show;
(2) Verifies the identity of each gun show dealer participating in the
gun show by examining a valid photo identification document of the
dealer, before commencement of the gun show;
(3) Requires each gun show dealer to sign a ledger with information
identifying the dealer, including the dealer’s name and address, before
commencement of the gun show; and
(4) Maintains a copy of the records described above in (2) and (3) at
the gun show promoter’s permanent place of business for one year from
the date of the gun show.
The legislation also contains a blanket ban on all unlicensed gun sales within 1,000 feet of an unapproved gun show.
The bill would take effect on January 1, 2011 if signed into law.