Regional Headlines
9:22 am
Fri November 20, 2009

Guns in Bars Challenged Again

Nashville, TN – A law that allows handguns in Tennessee bars and restaurants is being challenged in court once again. Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman hears legal arguments today. A group of Tennesseans filed suit to stop the law which allows handgun permit holders to take their weapons into places serving alcohol, providing the establishment makes more than half of its profits from food. Bonnyman denied that request, but did agree to hear the case on the merits that the new law is too vague to be fairly enforced. Critics have repeatedly said guns and alcohol are a dangerous combination that jeopardizes patrons' safety, and contend the measure is unconstitutional.