Proposed bill would allow guns in stores that prohibit them

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A proposed bill aims to allow enhanced gun license holders to bring a firearm into businesses that don’t allow them.

The author of HB 2032, proposed by state Rep. Jody Barrett (R-Dickson), said this is because most people with gun licenses are law-abiding citizens.

The bill “As introduced, removes the offense of possessing a weapon in a building that prohibits or restricts weapons; allows a person with an enhanced handgun carry permit to carry a handgun into a business that prohibits or restricts weapons; removes penalties for violations of certain firearms provisions.”

Barrett claims the real issue is when a gun is left in a car or home and a criminal gets ahold of it.