Copy/paste from Facebook. I believe I may drop by with the Missus.

Event by Nella Shima
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Show the world 2nd Amendment supporters care by donating/attending
A large, public “open carry” gathering to benefit 2 local charities and 1 national charity. The online fundraisers have begun – PLEASE donate today. All the money goes directly to the 3 charities. Donations are tax deductible. Show your support for the 2nd Amendment and freedom even if you can’t come in person.
Come in person and be a part of history! This event is not a rally or protest – it is a family-friendly gathering to get to know one another and raise as much money for the childrens’ hospitals as possible.
Organizer Shaun Kranish ( has organized numerous Open Carry charity events in Illinois and Wisconsin. This event is made possible by The Gun Owners Defense Association ( – Past events have been HUGE. There has never been a single problem or concern at any events. Co-organizer Nella Muhima from GODA is a survivor of the Tutsi genocide in Africa and seeks to teach tolerance, compassion, and preparedness.
“A right unexercised is a right forfeit.” The right to bear arms must be exercised by citizens from time to time to cultivate this freedom. What better way to do it than to help children and their families who are in need and facing real challenges? A third charity is also available in this fundraiser to support the anti-racism group FAIR.
Who: Everyone, everywhere
What: Online and in-person fundraiser “open carry” event for children’s cancer and racial equality.
When: Open Carry Event Sunday, Sept 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM Central (online fundraisers live NOW)
Where: Tennessee State Capitol grounds
Charities benefitted in this fundraiser:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (50%) 501(c)3
Ronald McDonald House Charities – Nashville (50%) 501(c)3
FAIR (Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism) 501(c)3 (please make a note during your donation if you would rather your donation go to FAIR or how you would like your donation split.)
Seeking volunteers to help promote this event and fundraiser now. Sponsors – please leave a donation on this page from your company, or provide company name/info in the comment section when you donate. This is a free non-commercial gathering – no money is being raised or accepted for coordinating the event. All money will go to charity via these links! We will list your company here when you place a donation. Thank you for supporting these worthy causes!!!
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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “Nashville Capitol Grounds Constitution Carry for Children’s Cancer “Open Carry” Charity Fundraiser”
  1. Oh no! This is a terrible idea by someone from out of state who doesn’t understand the laws here.

    Tennessee does not have Constitutional Carry. We have Permitless Carry.

    You still need a permit to carry on the Capitol grounds, either openly or concealed, because those grounds are a public park.

    The only saving grace is that the State Troopers who provide law enforcement duties for that area might assume that everyone has a permit.

    1. I am gonna carry concealed. I am true to my paranoia 😀
      And my Florida CWL works as Enhanced Carry Permit. Incidentally, we did the fingerprints today so we are now in the waiting period so they do the background checks and the rest of the stuff.

      1. See what I mean? When someone who doesn’t know the convoluted insanity that comprises Tennessee gun laws comments on how they think things are, they quickly sound like an idiot to anyone who actually knows.

        1. Was I not using standard english? Requiring a permit, and permitless are antonyms. If you have to have a permit to do it in a public park, then it’s not permitless. This is basic logic. The problem is the stupid politicians are using improper language. Don’t call it permitless if you in fact require a permit in certain public places. The superior approach is what IN did, which is make the permits free.

          1. By that standard, no states have Constitutional Carry.

            The sponsoring legislators called this Constitutional Carry and that’s clearly wrong by any standard.

            Permitless carry is the correct term, your ignorance of the last 25 years of Tennessee Gun Laws notwithstanding.

  2. I am always suspicious about events that encourage “open carry.” Maybe it’s just my paranoia (damn it, I earned the right to be paranoid) kicking in, but if the intent is to show support for open cary, or constitutional carry, the result will be local news programs showing an overweight, camo-clad, preferably openly racist, chest-thumper as the face of all 2A supporters. I get it, if it were up to me every law abiding citizen would be provided with a full auto weapon if they can’t afford one. However, we live in a world where that isn’t possible, and we are in a fight for all our rights. We shouldn’t go out of our way to feed the negative stereotypes our enemies will use against us.

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