guns in trunks http://wkms.org en Haslam Likely to Sign 'Guns in Trunks' Bill http://wkms.org/post/haslam-likely-sign-guns-trunks-bill <p></p><p>A spokesman says Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is "likely" to sign into law a bill to allow the state's nearly 400,000 handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their cars no matter where they are parked. The House on passed the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison on a 72 - 22 vote Thursday.</p><p>Before the vote, Speaker Beth Harwell assured Republican colleagues that the measure is endorsed by the National Rifle Association and that members of the business community are "holding their noses" about its passage despite concerns about security and property rights. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:13:19 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28734 at http://wkms.org Haslam Likely to Sign 'Guns in Trunks' Bill Democrats Make 11th Hour Push to Amend Guns in Trunks Bill http://wkms.org/post/democrats-make-11th-hour-push-amend-guns-trunks-bill <p></p><p>A proposal allowing handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their cars nearly anywhere they are parked is headed for a final vote this morning. Democrats are making a last ditch effort to water down the bill.</p><p>Democrats want to make schools, long-term parking lots and unemployment offices off limits.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill’s sponsor has said he is not interested in exemptions. But Nashville Democrat Mike Turner says they should at least be considered, like one allowing any employer to opt out.</p><p><em>“If I’m a business owner, I probably don’t want you carrying on my property and I at least want to have the choice to deny you that right if I want to,” he said.</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:49:12 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28672 at http://wkms.org Democrats Make 11th Hour Push to Amend Guns in Trunks Bill Parking Lot Guns Bill Charges Toward House http://wkms.org/post/parking-lot-guns-bill-charges-toward-house <p></p><p>A bill to allow Tennessee handgun carry permit holders to store loaded firearms in their vehicles no matter where they’re parked has cleared its final legislative committee before a full state House vote.</p><p>The House Civil Justice Committee advanced the measure Wednesday after supporters stressed it would not stop employers from banning weapons on their property.&nbsp; They say it would simply remove employers’ ability to call for criminal charges against violators.&nbsp; Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:17:42 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28351 at http://wkms.org Parking Lot Guns Bill Charges Toward House TN Guns in Trunks Passes Over Business Objection http://wkms.org/post/tn-guns-trunks-passes-over-business-objection <p></p><p>Neither businesses nor firearms groups are pleased with a bill that passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee late yesterday. The “guns-in-trunks” legislation is headed to a vote of the full state Senate.</p><p>The head of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce – Bill Ozier – told the panel that corporations see no need to expand the rights of gun owners. He also admitted businesses realize guns are already being stored in cars on their property. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:19:21 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27698 at http://wkms.org TN Guns in Trunks Passes Over Business Objection