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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:37 PM

Bill allowing "guns in trunks" advances in Tennessee

Source: Reuters

Bill allowing "guns in trunks" advances in Tennessee

By Tim Ghianni
NASHVILLE | Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:09pm EST

(Reuters) - A bill that allows gun owners to keep their guns in their vehicles at their workplaces sailed through the state Senate and is expected to face little resistance when the House starts reviewing it on Wednesday, its sponsor said on Tuesday.

"I fully expect to see passage of this bill in its current form," said Rep. Jeremy Faison, a Republican.

The bill passed 28-5 on the Senate floor Monday night, with all 26 members of the Republican majority as well as two of the seven Senate Democrats supporting it. The Republican-controlled House's civil justice subcommittee will consider the bill Wednesday.

The bill is opposed by business leaders, and failed to pass last year.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/13/us-usa-guns-tennessee-idUSBRE91C01L20130213

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Eugene Feb 2013 OP
edgineered Feb 2013 #1
iiibbb Feb 2013 #2
edgineered Feb 2013 #3
Eleanors38 Feb 2013 #4
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #5
Straw Man Feb 2013 #6
gejohnston Feb 2013 #7
petronius Feb 2013 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:39 PM

1. Why not, seeing how fast a weapon can be cleaned on coffee break can't have any ill effect...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:50 PM

2. Better than guns in a workplace

 

No doubt gun controllers will lament about this somehow. Guns on person... bad. Guns at home.... bad. Guns in trunks.... bad.

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Response to iiibbb (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:52 PM

3. Zing - - - - nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:16 PM

4. Had guns in the trunk where I worked, no big deal...

Made it easy to hit the road for a hunting trip; beating traffic, more daylight. Done all the time.
What is your worry?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:58 PM

5. Lots of states have that law.

Hasn't caused any problems in those states.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:03 PM

6. Wish we had that.

I hate having to drive an extra 15 miles when I want to shoot trap after work.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:12 PM

7. Can we all agree that

giving up your privacy and speech rights to the Man when you clock in is bad enough. Should losing your BoR extend to the parking lot? We are talking about a fundamental principle that is much larger than guns here. If you believe in that fundamental principle, then it should apply to items you don't like.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:14 PM

8. Good for TN. Drawing a line where the rubber meets the concrete seems like

a reasonable balance between the privacy/property rights of the employee and the property rights of the employer. Now if only they'd show equal zeal in addressing unnecessary drug tests, social-media snooping, rules aimed at out-or-work behavior, and other corporate intrusions...

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