The story below was included among those sent out by our legislative team in Nashville this past Friday. As you can see, national organizations are working hard to keep the guns issue before state legislatures, including Tennessee.
“Legislation, introduced by Sen. Mike Faulk (R-Church Hill) to require all employers – public and private – to allow employees to store firearms in personal vehicles at their workplace is scheduled to be before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. SB 3002 would arguably go as far to include employees of K-12, as well as colleges and universities. UT and Tennessee Board of Regents remain opposed to any change in the current law easing restrictions on firearms on campuses. Both Systems believe that current law provides the necessary exemptions for law enforcement, active military, ROTC and select others to possess firearms on campuses. The House companion, HB 3560, is carried by Rep. Eddie Bass (D-Prospect) awaits scheduling in theHouse Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee.”
So, by the time we meet today, both versions of this bill may have passed in Nashville.