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Sen. Ramsey: New gun law's 'muddied waters' probably means future fighting

July 15th, 2013 8:04 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News Sentinel

Sen. Ramsey: New gun law's 'muddied waters' probably means future fighting

NASHVILLE — Tennessee employers, public and private, are declaring that the state’s “guns in parking lots” law, which took effect July 1, does nothing to change policies prohibiting their employees from bringing weapons onto their property, even if they have a handgun carry permit.

That has prompted Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a leading supporter of the new law, to declare that he will “probably” support an anticipated push to change the law next year to clarify that permit holders cannot be fired solely for having their gun in a locked car in their employers’ parking lots.

That runs counter to the declared wish of Gov. Bill Haslam that gun laws in Tennessee remain at the “status quo” in the 2014 session with no new gunfights.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel.



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