Guns In Parks Legislation Headed To Governor Haslam’s Desk

gun lawsLegislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in all the state’s parks is headed to the governor’s desk for his consideration. Both the Senate and the House approved a special committee report on the bill late last week. The measure strips a provision that would have allowed permit holders to be armed at the state Capitol complex. The legislation keeps a ban on guns at school events, but it would not apply to playgrounds and other sports fields that aren’t used by schools. The governor will review the final report and decide whether he signs it or not.