NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Republican lawmakers are examining more legislation that loosens restrictions on carrying firearms in Tennessee.
SB1037/HB0746 would remove authorization for business owners to prohibit people from bringing guns on their property and eliminate the criminal offense for those who carry.
The law says, in part, "An individual, corporation, business entity, or local, state, or federal government entity to prohibit the possession of weapons by a person who is at a meeting conducted by or on property owned, operated, or managed or under the control of the individual, corporation, business entity, or government entity; removes the criminal offense of possession of a weapon in a building or on property that is properly posted."
The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Stevens and Rep. Jody Barrett, will be heard in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon.
Another law being considered in Tennessee would allow people 18+ to open carry all firearms in public. Current law restricts permitless carry to 21+ and handguns only.