The Day the Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee
By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016. Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016. It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016. Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today. SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights.
It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.
Here is a summary of the bill. From tn.gov:
Present law authorizes persons in control of property to post a notice that prohibits firearms on the premises. This bill imposes a duty of care on any person who posts their property to prohibit firearms whereby such person will be responsible for the safety of any handgun carry permit holder while the permit holder is on the posted premises and traversing any area to and from the premises and the location where the permit holder’s firearm is stored. …Read the Rest