UT Advocacy headed to the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce Legislative BBQ tonight to visit with UT supporters and legislators from the northeastern part of the state. At the event, legislators from the region gave an update on their accomplishments from session.
Sen. Mike Faulk (R- Church Hill) addressed the guns-in-parking-lots issue that both the Chamber of Commerce and the University of Tennessee opposed last session. This legislation impacted all employers—public and private. Pro-gun groups such as the National Rifle Association backed it heavily, but it did not become law this year.
Sen. Faulk communicated to all at the event, however, that similar legislation would make an appearance again next session. “This time it will pass,” he told the audience.
Sen. Faulk, who is not running for reelection, urged Chamber members and others to communicate with their legislators early so their comments can be considered as legislation is crafted.Tags: guns, guns-in-parking-lots, Sen. Faulk