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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.