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Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

January 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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.

Still Alive, Guns in Trunks Bills Move Forward

April 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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.

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

March 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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.

Capitol Hill Conversation – A Session Wrap

May 31, 2011 at 6:02 am

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

CNC: Cohen Wants to Carry

January 13, 2011 at 6:04 am

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.

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

May 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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.

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

May 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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

Williamson County Opts Out of ‘Guns In Parks’ Law

July 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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

Lawmakers to Leave City, County Parks Out of Gun Bill

June 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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

Senate Joins House In Gun Bill Override

June 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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

State Senate Passes Bill Opposing Federal Firearm Regulation

June 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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.

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

May 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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

Senate Passes Bills Allowing Guns in Parks, Trunks

May 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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.

Guns-in-parks bill nears passage

May 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm

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