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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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.
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.
This year’s state lawmakers changed teacher tenure, charter schools and lawsuit awards. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White hits the highlights
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.
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 vetoed the original measure last year, but lawmakers overrode him before a court struck the law down as unconstitutionally vague.
The Williamson County Commission voted unanimously Monday to opt out of the so-called “guns in parks” law.
State lawmakers are taking another crack at the so-called “guns in parks” bill.
Starting next month handgun carry permit holders can take their pistols into restaurants that serve alcohol.
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.
Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.
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.
The guns-in-parks bill is nearing passage after clearing the state Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Its companion bill has already passed the House.