'Guns in Trunks' Bill Likely to Pass Senate Tonight - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 11, 2013

Legislation granting handgun permit holders the right to keep firearms inside a motor vehicle is “virtually assured of passage on the Senate floor tonight.” In the House, the companion bill faces its first committee vote on Tuesday, Knoxnews reports. On the eve of the vote, however, Gov. Bill Haslam continues to express concerns not just about safety issues but that the bill could inadvertently limit the current right of non-student adults to keep guns locked in a car on school and university grounds, despite the fact they do not have permits. Haslam has not take a position on the bill, but says in deciding whether to sign it or not he will consider whether "it actually is more restrictive than the law is now."