Saturday, October 30, 2010

TVA contacts needed

In an earlier post, I wrote about the fact that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has held out against lawful carry of defensive firearms in certain TVA areas. This is in contrast to other Federal areas such as National Parks and Forests. (LINK)
Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) member David Borum has been in contact with TVA, and here is a request from him:
Subj: TVA Firearm Presentation
I met with the TVA Senior Vice President over Recreation today and presented him with the TVA Petition that we all signed and gave a presentation on the carry permit and the people that have them.  I also included a presentation that showed TVA compared to all the other Public land managers in the State and their policy’s’.  The meeting went very well and they now have a better understanding of permit holders and program.  With your help, we are looking for a policy to change TVA’s rule to reflect the same policy of the National Park Service.  This will make federal lands and state lands more consistent across this state and other states TVA manages lands.   They could not give me any time lines but they do want input.  Right now the best thing to do is to go to the  website and find the contact page.    Once you are there briefly and POLITELY ask TVA to change their firearm rules on Firearm Carry Permit Holders to reflect the same policy as the National Park Service on TVA “undeveloped” AND “developed” lands that are open to the public. You do not have to be a Tennessee Resident to comment.

Include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and ask them to “Please add your comments to the public record”. 
David Borum
Please follow up on Borum's request, and contact TVA with your thoughts.

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