posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 07:46 PM
According to the article this applies only to those with handgun carry permits:
The state Senate passed a bill on Monday giving people with handgun carry permits the right to store their loaded firearms in their
vehicles wherever they are parked.
TN has or had a 'two reach' law, meaning you can store a handgun/pistol in your vehicle if the ammo is stored separately. Permit or no permit. In
other words, put the magazine or speed-loader in the glove box. (Which won't help at all while getting carjacked in Memphis.)
Also, when it comes to shotguns you can store those in your trunk at anytime, to my understanding it has always been this way in Tennessee.
Still not clear on this though... since when was it NOT okay to store a gun in a trunk in the state of TN?
The two-reach law doesn't apply to conceal/carry permit holders anyway... so this bill looks like a bunch of hot air.
It seems like a big deal, but nothing really happening here.
Wonder what kind of gremlins they have riding quietly on this one?