TN guys, a little help with this re: CCW... IMPORTANT UPDATE - SEE POST #6
I was stunned when I saw this bill:
West CRIMINAL LAW: Carrying handgun on school grounds with permit - in vehicle. Authorizes a non-student adult who has a handgun carry permit to carry a firearm if the firearm is contained within a private vehicle and is not handled by the adult, or by any other person acting with the expressed or implied consent of the adult, while the vehicle is on school property. (SENATE: SB 1622, Beavers; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)
I wasn't stunned because of the bill, but because I thought this was already law. I had referred to the school premises thing and a someone posted a section of the TCA (Tennessee Code Annotated) that clearly stated that a non-student could have a gun in a vehicle on school property if the gun was not handled nor carried outside the vehicle.
I looked this up myself in the TCA and printed out several copies for friends and they agreed it permitted a non-student to have a gun in a vehicle as per above.
Then I see the bill posted above and it appears to be the exact wording of the TCA that already exists. I did a search (cursory) of the TCA and can not find that anywhere!
Can anyone shed some light on this?