TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 27, 2013

The Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) is slamming top Republican leaders for displaying insufficient enthusiasm for changing the “guns in parking lots” law enacted earlier this year to address the state attorney general's opinion that the bill does not protect employees from being fired for having guns in their cars. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, said they expect the issue to come up but do not intend to take the lead in introducing legislation. In a letter to members, TFA Executive Director John Harris called it “shameful” that Republican leaders “continue ignoring the constitutionally protected rights of law-abiding gun owners."