Guns bill withdrawn
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:04 pm
By ERIK SCHELZIG
NASHVILLE (AP) — The sponsor of a proposal to give employers immunity from lawsuits if they allow workers to store guns in vehicles parked at work has withdrawn the measure from a full House vote.
Republican Rep. Joshua Evans of Greenbrier today sent the bill back to the House Judiciary Committee because of an attempt to change the bill to impose a blanket ban on employers placing restrictions on guns in cars parked on company lots.
Evans said he promised to return the bill to the panel if major changes were adopted on the floor.
The business lobby has argued that they should have the property right to refuse guns in their parking lots.
Democratic Rep. Eddie Bass of Prospect said he considers it a property right to store weapons in cars.
Published in The Messenger 4.27.11