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Fight Begins Over Whether To Fix ‘Guns In Trunks’ Law

Fight Begins Over Whether To Fix ‘Guns In Trunks’ Law

by / on January 16, 2014

Tennessee legislators are rushing to fix what’s seen as a problem with the so-called “guns in trunks” law passed last year. But the original sponsor of the law is trying to fend off any changes. 

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TFA: GOP ‘Will Pay’ for Restricted Guns-in-Trunks Law

TFA: GOP ‘Will Pay’ for Restricted Guns-in-Trunks Law

by / on March 4, 2013

The Tennessee Firearms Association is again looking for a fight. The organization is unhappy with Republicans who passed a more restrictive guns-in-trunks bill than the TFA would have liked.

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Guns-in-Trunks Heads to Haslam

Guns-in-Trunks Heads to Haslam

by / on February 28, 2013

A bill that would allow handgun permit holders to store firearms just about anywhere they park is poised to become law. The so-called guns-in-trunks legislation now goes to the governor after being passed by the state House.

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Democrats Make 11th Hour Push to Amend Guns-in-Trunks

Democrats Make 11th Hour Push to Amend Guns-in-Trunks

by / on February 27, 2013

A proposal allowing handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their cars nearly anywhere they are parked is headed for a final vote Thursday morning. Democrats are making a last ditch effort to water down the bill.

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‘Guns-in-Trunks’ Headed for Final Passage Amid Questions

‘Guns-in-Trunks’ Headed for Final Passage Amid Questions

by / on February 20, 2013

Confusion remains around the so-called guns-in-trunks legislation as it heads for a final vote. The bill allowing loaded guns to be stored in parked cars passed another House committee Wednesday.

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Unclear If Employers Could Fire Weapon-Storing Workers

Unclear If Employers Could Fire Weapon-Storing Workers

by / on February 14, 2013

There is confusion among the sponsors of so-called ‘Guns-in-Trunks’ legislation. They disagree on whether employers could fire a worker for keeping a gun in their car at the company parking lot, even though it could soon be legal.

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‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsors Fend Off Exemptions

‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsors Fend Off Exemptions

by / on February 11, 2013

The state senate has sided with the Second Amendment over private property rights. So-called “guns in trunks” legislation passed last night by a wide margin.

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Harwell Predicts Passage of ‘Guns in Trunks’

Harwell Predicts Passage of ‘Guns in Trunks’

by / on February 8, 2013

So-called “guns in trunks” legislation is up for a vote of the full Senate Monday night, and it now appears set for smooth sailing in the state House. Speaker Beth Harwell says it will likely pass in her chamber.

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‘Guns in Trunks’ Passes Over Business Objections

‘Guns in Trunks’ Passes Over Business Objections

by / on February 5, 2013

Closely watched legislation that would allow guns to be stored in cars – even on someone else’s private property – is headed to a vote of the full state Senate.

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Capitol Hill Conversation – The Starting Gun Bill

Capitol Hill Conversation – The Starting Gun Bill

by / on February 4, 2013

This week Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey wants to push through legislation from the last session that would give gun owners a way to legally store firearms in their vehicles. Last year, the issue was so divisive among Republicans, a top-ranking lawmaker was unseated in a primary election out of retribution.

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House Republicans Quietly Block Guns-in-Trunks Bill

House Republicans Quietly Block Guns-in-Trunks Bill

by / on April 23, 2012

Republicans in the state House appear to be bowing to pressure from Governor Bill Haslam and blocking an NRA-backed bill that allows people to store weapons in their vehicle while at work. GOP caucus members met behind closed doors prior to Monday night’s floor session.

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‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsor Gets OK from Attorney General

by / on March 26, 2012

Employers have solidly opposed letting their workers keep guns in their cars while at work. But legislation known as “guns in trunks” has gotten a boost from the state Attorney General, who says it would probably stand up in court.

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