Tennessee Senate to Vote on Guns-In-Parks Bill

January 30, 2014

A proposal that seeks to do away with local government’s power to decide whether to allow firearms in public parks in is headed for a full vote in the Tennessee Senate vote.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-2 on Tuesday.

The Legislature in 2009 gave city and county governments the ability to opt out of a new law that allowed firearms in public parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

Under Campfield’s proposal, permit holders would be allowed to carry, unless there’s a school function.

Gov. Bill Haslam has said he’s opposed to the legislation.

Topics Tennessee Politics

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