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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:06 AM

TN 'guns-in-trunks' bill gets 28-5 Senate OK; House votes next

While Congress debates tougher gun restrictions, the Tennessee Senate took a step in the other direction Monday night, voting 28-5 to let gun owners carry their firearms into workplace parking lots.

State senators approved “guns-in-trunks” legislation that would require employers to allow guns at least as far as their parking lots, provided workers keep their weapons locked up in their vehicles.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, backed the measure and pressed for a quick vote on the legislation, saying he does not want the issue to overshadow the rest of this year’s legislative session.

“I felt like this was something we needed to put behind us and move on,” Ramsey said. “I didn’t want to be talking about this in March or April.”

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130212/NEWS0201/302120042/TN-guns-trunks-bill-gets-28-5-Senate-OK-House-votes-next

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spanone Feb 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #1
marmar Feb 2013 #2
slackmaster Feb 2013 #5
slackmaster Feb 2013 #3
HappyMe Feb 2013 #4
slackmaster Feb 2013 #6
HappyMe Feb 2013 #7
slackmaster Feb 2013 #9
HappyMe Feb 2013 #10
slackmaster Feb 2013 #11
reflection Feb 2013 #8

Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:19 AM

1. Did that in FL years ago....

This is nullification of much of the constitution....property rights are central to our constitution and the states are taking away the rights of owners. If Dems did this the "constitution is perfect' crowd would go nuts.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:36 AM

2. Jesus, Maria y Josef.



I'm convinced some people would marry their guns if it were allowed.

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Response to marmar (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:41 AM

5. I have on occasion gone to a shooting range to practice right after work

 

It makes sense that I should be able to keep a gun in my car if it's unloaded, locked up, and out of sight.

What I keep in my car is really nobody's business but mine.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:39 AM

3. Next up:"Porn-In-Trunks" legislation so that people can bring their dog-eared copies of Penthouse...

 

...and any other reading materials that violate company policy as far as the work parking lot as long as they're kept out of sight.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:40 AM

4. There's no reason

to have a gun in your trunk at your job. This is an invitation to disaster.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:42 AM

6. You lack imagination. See reply #5.

 

There's no reason not to allow it.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:47 AM

7. I 'lack imagination'?

What does that mean?

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:59 AM

9. You declared that there is "no reason" but obviously there are some if you bother to think about it.

 

Maybe you don't lack imagination, but you haven't exercised it in this thread.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:01 AM

10. Well, excuse me.

I don't own a gun, so no, I have no reason to bother to think about it.

What is the hardship in going home to get your gun, then proceeding to the shooting range.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:03 AM

11. In my case the hardship would add up to about 25 miles of driving in heavy freeway traffic

 

And about an hour of my time. I say again, it's nobody's business what I keep locked up in my car and out of sight.

Alcoholic beverages and pornographic images aren't allowed in the office. Neither are firearms. But I can keep any of those things in my car, and there is really nothing my employer can do about it.

ETA I don't need to have some anonymous stranger telling me what I need and don't need.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:53 AM

8. The large employers here are apoplectic about this bill.

They really do not want this. But the firearm fetishists here in the TN Republican legislature are so beholden to their guns that they are even willing to buck businesses like FedEx. We have a special kind of stupid here in TN, a pure unadulterated type that infects everything it touches. This bill will pass, and you will see the rate of stolen guns skyrocket, as well as an uptick in workplace shootings.

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