TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 11, 2016

The Nashville Scene reports Gov. Bill Haslam told Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey that it is not Ramsey's domain to decide to allow guns into the Legislative Plaza. “We believe the Department of General Services has statutory authority on this issue,” said Jennifer Donnals, Haslam’s press secretary. According to the Times Free Press, Democrats also have objected to plans by Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, to let state handgun-carry permit holders carry loaded weapons in the Plaza. Ramsey has argued that it is the speakers of the Senate and House who control Legislative Plaza.