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.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 8:57 am
    brokie says:
    Why is it so hard to understand "Aurora Theater' or 'Congresswoman Giffords" or "Sandy Hook" or "Virginia Tech". Seriously - guns in sports stadiums? You are in favor of that... read more
  • January 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm
    bob says:
    why is it so hard to understand what "shall not be infringed - - " means?????
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