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John Britton: Gun Laws Every Tennessee Employer Needs to Know

This is not about the “original intent” of the Second Amendment. It is not about high capacity magazines or “stand your ground” laws. Those are all interesting topics, but not for today.

The purpose of this article is to inform employers about Tennessee laws that can and will have an effect on how they run their businesses.

Guns in Trunks Law

In 2013, Tennessee passed the “Guns in Trunks” law. This law basically states that an employee who has a valid handgun carry permit can legally transport and store firearms and ammunition in his/her vehicle as long as the vehicle is parked in a permitted parking area and the firearm and ammunition are secured out of sight in the trunk, glove box or interior of the vehicle.

Read the full article in the December 5, 2016 issue of The Greater Knoxville Business Journal.

britton-0372John Britton  is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as state and local boards and administrative agencies. His primary focus areas include: eminent domain and condemnation, real estate and real estate related litigation, firearms law, contract drafting, and business litigation.