Governor Phil Bredesen announced his veto of the “guns in bars” law passed this month by the state legislature.
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A proposal to allow handgun carry permit-holders to take their weapons anywhere that alcoholic drinks are served is now going to the governor.
The state Senate Thursday passed the latest version of the so-called “guns in bars” bill. It has new requirements for the signs restaurants put up to keep guns out.
This year’s so-called “guns in bars” bill gathered momentum in the General Assembly Tuesday in both House and Senate committees.
The latest proposal to allow handguns in bars survived a subcommittee vote in the Tennessee House of Representatives Wednesday. By one vote, Memphis Republican Curry Todd got his new “guns in bars” bill out of the House Budget Subcommittee, where Democrats had hoped to sink it.
State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey thinks the court that overturned last year’s so-called “guns in bars” law was wrong, and he’s ready to pass the new version which surfaced this week in the state legislature.
Tennessee lawmakers have reopened the controversy over carrying guns in bars and restaurants. The sponsor of last year’s law got approval for a new version from a House subcommittee Wednesday.
A state representative says his bill to close bars at midnight isn’t exactly about that.
It’s meant to attract attention to another issue.
The Tennessee Attorney General will appeal a ruling that overturned a law allowing handguns in restaurants that serve alcohol. The notice of appeal was filed Tuesday.
A new law allowing guns in restaurants that serve alcohol will go into effect at midnight.
Two bills undoing the easing of restrictions on concealed handguns passed by the legislature this year will be before the Metro Council next week.
Governor Phil Bredesen has one week to decide whether or not he’ll sign a bill allowing licensed gun owners to carry their weapons in state and local parks.
Starting next month handgun carry permit holders can take their pistols into restaurants that serve alcohol.
Tennessee House members voted Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of a law allowing gun-carriers to go into restaurants that serve alcohol.
Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas says if state lawmakers want to improve public safety, they should focus on stiffer sentences for repeat offenders instead of allowing people to take their guns more places.