Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tennessee "Bring Your Gun to Work" Bill Fails to Pass

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned on Tuesday without taking any action on a bill that would have allowed employees with a valid handgun carry permit to store a firearm in their employer's public access parking lot, provided it is in a locked vehicle and in a glove box or compartment not visible from outside the vehicle.  At least for now, private employers may lawfully prohibit their employees from bringing firearms onto company premises.  It is likely, however, that a similar bill will be introduced again in the next legislative session.