Proposal to allow guns on TN off-campus areas passes Senate - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Proposal to allow guns on TN off-campus areas passes Senate

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NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) -

A proposal that would allow guns on off-campus areas of school property passed the Tennessee Senate.

Currently, it's an offense to carry a weapon on any property owned, used, or operated by any school, college, or university.

Senator Lee Harris of Memphis was among the dissenting votes. He said such a measure would allow lawful gun owners to bring firearms to sporting events like football and baseball games.

The bill is back on the agenda for another vote Wednesday.

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