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.
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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.
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.
The state House of Representatives signed off today on one of Governor Bill Haslam’s key priorities: tort reform. But the House was cajoled into agreeing with a Senate amendment-for now.