(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The National Rifle Association (NRA) today announced it has endorsed State Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, in the Republican primary for the Tennessee 7th District State House race on Aug. 6, 2020.
Hill has been a strong defender of the second amendment rights for all law abiding Tennesseans throughout his 16 years of service in our General Assembly.
In 2020, he supported House Bill 2817, which upholds the freedoms granted to law-abiding citizens under our Constitution by allowing open or concealed carry for citizens 21 and older (18 if certain military service requirements are met) without a permit.
At the same time, House Bill 2817 sends a strong “tough on gun crime” message to violent criminals, felons, and gang members through a series of sentencing enhancements that support our law enforcement and judicial communities as they work to protect our cities and towns.
“I am proud to stand with all law abiding citizens and to always defend their right to bear arms which is enshrined in our nation’s founding documents,” said Rep. Hill. “I appreciate the NRA’s support as I seek re-election in 2020, and I will always fight to preserve our freedoms and liberties.”
About State Rep. Matthew Hill:
Matthew Hill is the Chairman of the House Finance, Ways, & Means Appropriations Subcommittee and the Chairman of the Select Committee on Rules. He is also a member of the Calendar & Rules, Finance, Ways, & Means, Health and Insurance Committees, and the Facilities, Licensure, & Regulations, Finance, Ways, & Means, and Public Health Subcommittees. Hill resides in Jonesborough and represents Tennessee House District 7, which includes a portion of Washington County. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2251.
About the NRA:
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.