The Speaker tells the Report that guns-in-lots is not a top priority this year.
I did hear of it. I did note that the bill of rights applies to the Federal government not private citizens and you do not have 1st or 2nd amendment rights on Private Property if the OWNER of that property says No.
Did you even hear about the TFA's bill until after the legislative session ended?
She's either bluffing, or she's the dumbest person in Nashville.
Not at all.
Speaker Harwell is putting the good of Tennesseans ahead of the whims of a noisy group that presumes to speak for a much larger group of Tennesseans but really doesn't.
While various 'gun rights' groups are running around bragging about defeating one legislator, the Speaker understands that elections are about more than single issue agendas. The vast majority of Tennesseans agree with her that allowing people to carry bazookas, flame throwers and howitzers onto the property of other people is bad public policy and not a Constitutional Right.
Putting the good of ALL Tennesseans ahead? Beth let the guns in bars and the guns in parks bills go through despite the fact the the vast majority of Tennesseans were against it. So you can't say that she didn't cave to the gun lobby. At least she was brave enough not to succumb when they are wanting to go to the next extreme, ie, guns in parking lots of private businesses.
Neither of those passed under Harwell as speaker. They passed under Williams.