The increase in background check requests in Tennessee aligns with national trends during the pandemic. TBI processed 14,657 transactions between Thursday, March 12th and Monday, March 16th. During the comparable five-day period, February 13th through February 17th, TBI processed 7,901 transactions. Stores like Bullseye Pawn and Gun in Murfreesboro, TN seem to be well stocked, but the line to get in may take 10 to 15 minutes...
News reports are coming out Friday afternoon that Governor Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally and Speaker Sexton have issued orders to close the capitol and the legislature's offices and committee rooms effective immediately to the public, advocacy groups, and paid lobbyists!
Laws in the Volunteer State allow Tennesseans to carry a loaded or unloaded firearm in their vehicle, regardless of if they have or don't have a carry permit. The law allows for both handguns and long guns. Murfreesboro Police Lt. Clayton Williams highlighted...
In 2017, 322,078, firearms were recovered and traced in the United States and its territories, an increase of 32,855 from 2016.
Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...
Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"
A check of student parking permits at Oakland High School turns up drugs and guns in a student's vehicle.
ATF, Columbia Police Department and the firearms industry seek the public's help in firearms theft from Kings Firearms.
A Republican-led House committee has voted down legislation to let Tennessee handgun permit holders bring guns most places, including hospitals and professional sports arenas.
The report, "Firearm Violence in Tennessee: 2013-2016," utilizes data submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report's findings:
Over 20-thousand dollars worth of guns were stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors on Northwest Broad Street.
Early Thursday morning (11/16/17), at approximately 1:00 am, Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway was burglarized. Multiple shotguns and semi-automatic rifles, along with ammunition were stolen.
Murfreesboro Police have been busy answer several instances of shots being fired in area neighborhoods.
Two guns were stolen from a home in the 34-hundred block of Almar Knot Drive, just off Blaze Drive.
In Murfreesboro, a young man who was playing a video game in his apartment had his AR-15 in his lap when he got a little too excited. Sgt. Kyle Evans explains...
The Tennessee House has cleared a bill that would let people use silencers on their guns.
The Murfreesboro Police Department has arrested and charged two juveniles with the burglary of TC's Pawn from the October 5th incident in which several guns were stolen.
Multiple guns were stolen when a pawn shop was broken into, possibly during the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Multiple guns and ammunition have been purchased fraudulently in Murfreesboro over the past three months
Leaving a car unlocked is not a smart idea, but leaving a gun in the car while it is unlocked could be considered negligent or even reckless in some cases.
Gun owners must practice safely after a high-powered rifle bullet smashed through an occupied home's window in the Barfield community last week.
On Tuesday, February 23, an "administration" bill was presented in the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the effect of cutting the existing handgun permit fees charged to Tennesseans by more than half over time.
Three guns were stolen from a Winston Place home. Murfreesboro Police Officer Thomas Troutman reports speaking with the homeowner just before 7 o'clock Sunday night.
The Tennessee Attorney General released an opinion (AG 15-75) on November 9, 2015, which addresses the massive confusion under Tennessee law of whether and to what extent a convicted felon can own, possess and use black powder weapons.
Although strongly protective of gun rights in general, most Tennessee voters favor requiring background checks for gun sales among private individuals and at gun shows and support laws to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns, according to the latest MTSU Poll.
Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues.
Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event. The opinion could similarly impact the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro, the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, and many more.
The Tennessee Firearms Association expressed severe concern that Tennessee's Attorney General issues opinion which could further the confusion over whether individuals who have been issued handgun permits can carry handguns in public parks without any risk of criminal prosecution.
An unknown subject opened fire in a residential area of downtown Murfreesboro on Wednesday night.
"The voice of the people in and around the Liberty Valley subdivision was loud and clear," said Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley. "Regardless of whether a firing range were located on the property, neighborhood residents do not want a police and fire training center nearby."
Legislation that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks is advancing in the Legislature despite concerns from the governor. In 2009 the Murfreesboro City Council...
A man in Anaheim, California called police in Murfreesboro to report what he believes to be a scam. The incident is over money orders and guns.
The TBI then contacted Murfreesboro Police who headed to the store in question. Police made arrived and spoke to DeForrest and quickly placed him in handcuffs.
Bill Haslam actually promised the Tennessee Firearms Association that he would sign into law legislation adopting "Constitutional Carry" when such legislation came to him.
During the grand opening, customers registered to win a 9mm handgun.
Scott Walker interviewed the owner of a brand new gun and ammunition store located in Murfreesboro. Here what this new store has to offer in the brief four minute segment.
Murfreesboro Police went to a home on East State Street where they took possession of two guns and ammunition.
A rather routine meeting ended up becoming an all-out debate of the 2nd amendment at Thursday night's meeting of the Murfreesboro city council...
Earlier this week, The National Rifle Association (NRA) posted their candidate ratings for the Tennessee House of Representatives.
State Representative Kevin Brooks announced today his endorsement of Jim Tracy over incumbent Scott DesJarlais while the NRA announces they endorse DesJarlais...
The Tennessee Firearms Association claims that recent documents show the Haslam administration manipulated the "Fiscal Note Process" in order to kill "Pro-Gun Legislation." WGNS has decided to release the exact information the organization sent to local media outlets on Monday afternoon.
Laws are changing on July 1st in Tennessee that will allow you to carry a switchblade knife and have a loaded firearm in your car.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014 the Murfreesboro Police Department had what they called a very successful combined “Drug Take Back” and “Gun Buy Back” special event.
It keeps firearms out of children’s, drug dealer’s, and gang member’s hands.
A bill to allow residents in Tennessee to carry a handgun openly without a permit has passed in the state Senate.
The Tennessee Firearms Association warns about the possibility of a 'felony trap' hidden in the Guns-In-Parks legislation.
UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1.
WGNS has obtained a letter about guns that has been sent to all representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday. There letter was sent by John Harris, the Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association. The letter is posted below (uncut):
Additionally, the poll measured attitudes toward abortion, further restricting access to pseudoephedrine, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, and repealing the new federal healthcare law.
The Tennessee Firearms Association today expressed disappointment in Governor Haslam's continuing anti-Second Amendment rhetoric regarding the upcoming guns-in-parks bill pending in the Tennessee Legislature.
This is a story that may turn the stomach of gun collectors. Well over $20,000 worth of firearms and jewelry have been stolen from an address in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) has announced its goals for the 2014 legislative session which include strengthening the 2009 Firearms Freedom Act and re-writing the Safe Commute legislation.
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