Movement to end gun-free zones in restaurants in Tennessee

The discussion is here:

A joint committee on a bill to allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol decided to remove restrictions passed in the House that would not have allowed the guns in age-restricted restaurants and would have barred the weapons from any restaurant from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The House panel in the committee voted 3-2 to recommend a Senate amendment that contained neither of the stipulations that passed the House. Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville and the sponsor of the bill, indicated to the AP that the restrictions he fought for in the House didn’t matter once the bill went to a conference committee.

Todd indicated in the committee that he might want to move its decision to the House floor as early as tonight. The Senate will have to wait at least 24 hours before considering the measure, according to Sen. Doug Jackson, meaning it will likely come to the Senate floor Thursday.

The amendment indicated the bill, if passed into law, would go into effect June 1.

Thanks to Caleb C. for the link.

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