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

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

January 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

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. 

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

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

March 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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.

Guns-in-Trunks Heads to Haslam

Guns-in-Trunks Heads to Haslam

February 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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.

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

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

February 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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.

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

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

February 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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.

Unclear If Employers Could Fire Weapon-Storing Workers

Unclear If Employers Could Fire Weapon-Storing Workers

February 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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.

‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsors Fend Off Exemptions

‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsors Fend Off Exemptions

February 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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.

Harwell Predicts Passage of ‘Guns in Trunks’

Harwell Predicts Passage of ‘Guns in Trunks’

February 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

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.

‘Guns in Trunks’ Passes Over Business Objections

‘Guns in Trunks’ Passes Over Business Objections

February 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm

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.

Capitol Hill Conversation – The Starting Gun Bill

Capitol Hill Conversation – The Starting Gun Bill

February 4, 2013 at 4:18 am

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.

House Republicans Quietly Block Guns-in-Trunks Bill

House Republicans Quietly Block Guns-in-Trunks Bill

April 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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.

‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsor Gets OK from Attorney General

March 26, 2012 at 6:33 am

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.