convicted ATF felon Richard Hamblen to speak at their next meeting!
Mr. Hamblen is a legend within the firearms community having spent 14 months in a federal prison after being convicted of building and possessing his own firearms. It is worth noting that Mr. Hamblen has a degree in Greek and Latin from the prestigious Vanderbilt University (Summa Cum Laude), was an officer in the US Army, and was a Battalion Commander within the TN State Guard.
Upon learning how woefully under equipped the Tennessee State Guard (which was created by law as an armed reserve force for the National Guard) was (21 rifles for 3,500 individuals) Rich manufactured weapons for himself and his soldiers. His actions resulted in the involvement of the ATF, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and a prison sentence. His case details the conflicts between US vs. Miller and Heller vs. DC and ultimately questions how the Second Amendment is being interpreted.
Richard notes that his case is “ostensibly about guns” it’s really about “the Constitution and the utter contempt in which the Federal Government holds it.”
You can get an overview of his story here:
You can read the actual text of his brief here:
For some spicy discussion of Mr. Hamblen visit this site:
Hamblen vs United States
Tennessee Firearms Association November Meeting
Tuesday 17 Nov 2009
315 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd
(Old Hickory Blvd in Hermitage)
Room opens at 5:30pm
Program at 7pm
Discounted meal if you mention TFA
Concealed carry welcome
FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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