Four months after the adjournment of a Tennessee state legislative session dominated by gun bills — and four months before the next one starts — gun legislation was back on center stage at the statehouse on Sept. 22.
According to Richard Locker of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, state lawmakers in Nashville heard testimony on a bill to allow people with handgun-carry permits to keep their guns in their locked vehicles on their workplace’s parking lots, regardless of their employer’s policy on the issue. Current law allows employers to ban weapons from all their property, including parking lots.
— MISSOURI: Constitution Day holds debate over the Second Amendment; http://www.drurymirror.com/home/
— TENNESSEE: Strong feelings as Bartlett aldermen hear views on weapons in parks; http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/sep/22/permit-holders-urge-bartlett-officials-allow-handg/
— TENNESSEE: Debate on 2nd Amendmen during campus Constitution Week; http://media.www.utmpacer.com/media/storage/paper1175/news/2009/09/23/CampusNews/Debate.On.2nd.Amendment-3779935.shtml
— VIRGINIA: Gun lobbyists pick candidates; http://www.northernnecknews.com/news/view_sections.asp?idcategory=9&idarticle=3090
— DELAWARE: Bill would preserve gun rights in emergencies; http://www.communitypub.com/news/x1789523452/Bill-would-preserve-gun-rights-in-emergencies
— ARIZONA: Senate candidate Jim Deakin deserves gun owner support; http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examinery2009m9d22-AZ-Senate-Candidate-Jim-Deakin-Deserves-Gun-Owner-Support
— SOUTH CAROLINA: South Carolina Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday – No Tax On Guns Nov. 27-28; http://www.huliq.com/7504/86642/south-carolina-second-amendment-sales-tax-holiday-%E2%80%93-no-tax-guns
SOUTH CAROLINA: Gun-control proposal rejected by Anderson County Council; http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/sep/15/gun-control-proposal-rejected-anderson-county-coun/
— KENTUCKY: Bill would keep guns from domestic offenders; http://www.kentucky.com/471/story/942043.html
— FLORIDA: College may expand ban on guns; The ban could be extended to vehicles belonging to visitors. The ban could be extended to vehicles belonging to visitors.; http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090916/ARTICLES/909161019/1002?Title=Santa-Fe-may-expand-ban-on-guns-Santa-Fe-may-expand-ban-on-guns
— PENNSYLVANIA: Feds charge Philadelphia gun dealer; http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20090922_ap_fedschargephiladelphiagundealer.html
— UTAH: Concealed gun permit applications soar; more than half from out of state; http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13388779
— MASSACHUSETTS: Local gun clubs up in arms — Say rules proposed to tighten safety would end events; http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2009/09/20/gun_clubs_protest_possible_legislative_changes_for_public_events