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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:28 AM

Tennessee closer to axing penalty on guns at some businesses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee House has passed legislation to eliminate penalties when carry permit holders bring guns to some private properties and immediately leave when they realize firearms are banned.

Monday's House vote moves the action to the Senate floor.

Republican Rep. Clark Boyd argued his bill would help people avoid a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine.

The bill would apply to places that are generally publicly open, post about banning guns and are where a reasonable person would consider it legal to carry.

Read more: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2019/apr/08/tennessee-axing-penalty-guns/492221/

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