Tennessee: Senate Passes School Security Measure

Tennessee: Senate Passes School Security Measure

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    Tennessee: Senate Passes School Security Measure

    Yesterday, the Tennessee Senate passed House Bill 6 by an overwhelming 27-6 vote. This measure passed in the Tennessee House by an 82 to 15 vote on April 16, and is now eligible for Governor Bill Haslamís signature.

    Introduced by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), HB 6 would allow a person employed or assigned to a Local Education Agency to possess and carry a firearm on the grounds of that school if they are current or former law enforcement. The individual would also be required to have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) and the written authorization of the director of schools.




    The only thing I dont like about this is having to be current or former LE.


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    Hey that's a good start. I wonder if former Military Police qualifies?
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    That's a foot in the right direction.
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    Not optimal but still beats a Gun Free Zone any day. Keep up the fight.
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    Yes, a step in the right direction. I hope he signs it. If so, say goodbye to another gun free zone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bummer View Post
    Yesterday, the Tennessee Senate passed House Bill 6 by an overwhelming 27-6 vote. This measure passed in the Tennessee House by an 82 to 15 vote on April 16, and is now eligible for Governor Bill Haslam’s signature.

    Introduced by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), HB 6 would allow a person employed or assigned to a Local Education Agency to possess and carry a firearm on the grounds of that school if they are current or former law enforcement. The individual would also be required to have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) and the written authorization of the director of schools.

    The only thing I dont like about this is having to be current or former LE.
    It sounded great until I got to that part. Oh well, we'll take them back little by little just like the socialists/progressives/libtards took them from us over the last 40 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    Hey that's a good start. I wonder if former Military Police qualifies?
    I would say so LR but I am not any kind off official Muckety Muck. Plenty of former MPs/SP/Air Police move into civilian LEOs.
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    Personally, I'm disappointed and I live in Tennessee. Okay, so the person must be employed by the school system, be either current or former law enforcement and must also have a letter of approval signed by the Superintendent of Schools. Must he also have sandy brown hair, drive a Toyota 4-Runner, and be named Fred?

    We usually think in terms of "feel good" laws that pacify the gun grabbers, but I almost think that this one is an attempt to pacify the pro-gun crowd. Even if there just happens to be a job opening in a school and it just happens to be filled by a former law enforcement officer, who's to say that the local Superintendent won't be too terrified of a potential lawsuit to sign the approval letter?

    How about this? Anyone who has already been through the tedious process of getting a carry permit......can carry in a school?????? It's not rocket science!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    Personally, I'm disappointed and I live in Tennessee. Okay, so the person must be employed by the school system, be either current or former law enforcement and must also have a letter of approval signed by the Superintendent of Schools. Must he also have sandy brown hair, drive a Toyota 4-Runner, and be named Fred?

    We usually think in terms of "feel good" laws that pacify the gun grabbers, but I almost think that this one is an attempt to pacify the pro-gun crowd. Even if there just happens to be a job opening in a school and it just happens to be filled by a former law enforcement officer, who's to say that the local Superintendent won't be too terrified of a potential lawsuit to sign the approval letter?

    How about this? Anyone who has already been through the tedious process of getting a carry permit......can carry in a school?????? It's not rocket science!
    Hell even California does that! But it is a start
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