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'Guns in parks' bill headed to full Tennessee Senate

Published On: Jan 29 2014 06:40:35 AM CST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A proposal that seeks to do away with local government's power to decide whether to allow firearms in public parks is headed for a full Senate vote.
 
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-2 on Tuesday.
 
The Legislature in 2009 gave city and county governments the ability to opt out of a new law that allowed firearms in public parks, playgrounds and sports fields.
 
Under Campfield's proposal, permit holders would be allowed to carry, unless there's a school function.
 
Gov. Bill Haslam has said he's opposed to the legislation.