Post Tagged with: "guns"

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

by / on January 16, 2013

A state lawmaker has introduced measures to block any new federal gun laws. Rutherford County Republican Joe Carr even went as far as to say any federal officers would be arrested if they tried to enforce such laws.

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Still Alive, Guns in Trunks Bills Move Forward

by / on April 10, 2012

Proposals to allow Tennessee gun permit holders to keep their firearms in locked vehicles in an employer’s parking lot were supposed to be dead – or at least discouraged. But four such bills rushed of a House subcommittee on Tuesday.

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State’s Largest Employers Blast Away at ‘Guns in Parking Lots’

by / on March 6, 2012

A dozen representatives of the state’s largest employers today urged state lawmakers to turn down an attempt to let employees carry guns on company property – even if the weapons are locked in car trunks.

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Capitol Hill Conversation – A Session Wrap

by / on May 31, 2011

This year’s state lawmakers changed teacher tenure, charter schools and lawsuit awards. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White hits the highlights

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CNC: Cohen Wants to Carry

by / on January 13, 2011

Memphis Democrat Steve Cohen is one of several lawmakers planning to rely more on guns for their safety. That in the wake of the Tucson shooting rampage.

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Senate Overrides Veto on Guns-in-Bars,House to Follow Suit Next Week

by / on May 27, 2010

The state senate voted today to override a veto on a bill allowing handgun carry-permit holders to bring their weapons anywhere alcohol is served. Now the house sponsor says that chamber will follow suit on the veto override next week.

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Bredesen Doesn’t Like New Guns-in-Bars Law, But Not Saying Whether He’ll Veto It

by / on May 11, 2010

Bredesen vetoed the original measure last year, but lawmakers overrode him before a court struck the law down as unconstitutionally vague.

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Williamson County Opts Out of ‘Guns In Parks’ Law

by / on July 13, 2009

The Williamson County Commission voted unanimously Monday to opt out of the so-called “guns in parks” law.

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Lawmakers to Leave City, County Parks Out of Gun Bill

by / on June 11, 2009

State lawmakers are taking another crack at the so-called “guns in parks” bill.

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Senate Joins House In Gun Bill Override

by / on June 4, 2009

Starting next month handgun carry permit holders can take their pistols into restaurants that serve alcohol.

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State Senate Passes Bill Opposing Federal Firearm Regulation

by / on June 3, 2009

The state Senate passed a bill yesterday to allow local gunmakers to sell their weapons to other Tennesseans regardless of federal law. The bill’s sponsor says it’s a display of Tennessee’s sovereignty to lawmakers in Washington.

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Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

by / on May 28, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.

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Senate Passes Bills Allowing Guns in Parks, Trunks

by / on May 18, 2009

Last night the state senate passed a version of the so-called “guns in parks” bill, which would allow handgun-carry permit holders to bring their weapons into state and local parks.

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Guns-in-parks bill nears passage

by / on May 6, 2009

The guns-in-parks bill is nearing passage after clearing the state Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Its companion bill has already passed the House.

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