Legislation to expand the presence of guns on college campuses was killed by its Senate sponsor on Wednesday after college officials spoke against the effort. The measure would have allowed part-time, permit-holding employees to carry their weapons concealed on campus, and was sponsored by Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) and Sen. Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains).  Read more … Continued

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A measure expanding access to firearms on public college campuses passed the House Civil Justice Committee this week on a 6-3 party line vote.  Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro), House Bill 745 would permit part-time employees who have handgun carry permits to carry a concealed weapon on campus.  The bill, which was originally narrowly … Continued

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The Senate has passed legislation that forbids public colleges and universities from maintaining institutional policies that prohibit permit-holding students or employees from storing a firearm or ammunition in their parked vehicle while on campus property. The measure, sponsored by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Representative Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), gained traction early in the legislative session … Continued

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Diversity and Guns: Today in the Tennessee Legislature

Today, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee heard HB118 (Faison, R-Cosby).  The legislation is the companion bill to SB142 (Ramsey, R-Blountville) relative to firearms in personal vehicles which passed in the Senate last week.  The legislation as drafted, would allow valid handgun carry permit holders to transport and store firearms and ammunition in personal motor vehicles … Continued

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