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News Release

New Gun Law

Hayes (2467)

By:  Janet Hayes

Guns — a word that can spark debate, ignite passion and ruin good dinner conversation faster than any other.

It was once considered poor form to publicly discuss controversial subjects like sex, politics and religion, but those topics now seem ripe for “healthy” debate.

Mention guns, however, and the stage is set for a new-age version of the Old West showdown. Tennessee employers now find themselves directly in the line of fire.

On July 1, a new Tennessee law, referred to as the “guns in trunks” bill, went into effect. It allows those employees with valid handgun carry permits to lawfully transport and store firearms and ammunition in their personal vehicles.

Read the full story in the Knoxville News Sentinel.