2013 TN General Assembly
3:36 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Tennessee "Guns in Trunks" Legislation Seems Likely to Pass House

Tennessee’s so-called “guns in trunks” legislation is up for a vote of the full Senate Monday night, and it now appears set for smooth sailing in the state House. Speaker Beth Harwell says it will likely pass.

The bill is revised from last year, when Harwell and other Republican leaders prevented it from coming to a vote at the wishes of big employers.  

“By limiting it to gun carrying permit holders put some safeguards in place. And the liability issue, we just had to address that. That’s just something we had to do for business.”

The legislation includes immunity for the property owner if someone is shot with a gun stored in their parking lot.

However, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is still opposed.