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4 years 49 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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Associated Press - May 7, 2009 11:25 AM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A person who legally possesses a gun would not have it seized during periods of martial rule under a proposal headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin was approved 26-0 on Thursday. The companion bill passed the House last month.

Johnson says martial rule is the same as martial law at the federal level. He proposed the bill after law enforcement in New Orleans went door to door seizing weapons in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

He says he doesn't expect such behavior in Tennessee, but believes legislation should be in place just in case.

Gov. Phil Bredesen spokeswoman Lydia Lenker says the governor will review the legislation once it reaches his desk.

Read SB1992 at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

4 years 49 weeks ago, 5:39 PM

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GO Tennessee!! Yet one more reason why I love my state!

4 years 49 weeks ago, 5:42 PM

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Now contact your Governor and make sure he signs it!

4 years 49 weeks ago, 5:47 PM

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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Is nt this a no brainer? When you need a gun for self defense during riots or disaster is the whole point......What is this country coming to?

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 1:27 AM

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Katrina showed us

What us "right-wing gun nut survivalist militia members" have always known; that when the shit hits the fan, the government isn't there and can actually be detrimental to your survival. I don't need a law to tell me the cops aren't taking my guns when I need them the most. Having said that, i am glad to see the law there. I don't think a law like this is needed in New Orleans, as all the cops are either gone or looting, huh?

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 3:08 AM

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You are speaking sense and have summed up the situation exactly. You can only rely on yourself and your friends for protection of your life and family.

People only tend to see this when things have gone wrong and then it seems a bit bad to say 'I told you so'.

4 years 48 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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gun that is traceable. How would they know if you have a aresenal?

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 5:14 PM

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I only have a BB gun and pellet pistol. Thats all they need to know.

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