TN: Bill allows suits over gun-free zone incidents

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  1. RicInOR

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    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/224784/

    "THIS SEEMS FAIR TO ME: Bill allows suits over gun-free zone incidents.
    Sponsored by Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, Senate Bill 1736 has a very specific purpose.

    “It is the intent of this section to balance the right of a handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm in order to exercise the right of self-defense and the ability of a property owner or entity in charge of the property to exercise control over governmental or private property,” the bill states.

    To accomplish that goal, the legislation allows any Tennessean with a valid gun permit to sue a property owner in the event of injury or death provided the incident occurred while in a gun-free zone.

    The legislation places responsibility on the business or property owner of the gun-free area to protect the gun owner from any incidents that occur with any “invitees,” trespassers and employees found on the property, as well as vicious and wild animals and “defensible man-made and natural hazards.”​
    If they take away your ability to protect yourself, they should bear the responsibility."

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/new...-suits-over-gun-free-zone-incidents/78862948/



    other kinda related threads:

    2009 https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/liability-for-gun-free-zones.3198/

    2013 https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/stockman-bills-would-repeal-“gun-free-zones”.152042/
     
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  2. Larrytpdx

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    Seems fair to me too
     
  3. etrain16

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    What a common sense measure. I'm sure anti's will support this, after all, it involves suing business owners, something that gets them all tingly inside.
     
  4. Caveman Jim

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    I believe we should be able to sue politicians for ANY wrongdoing they impose on their subjects......
     
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    Good idea. Caveman for President ;)
     
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    I'll get my campaign up and running tomorrow after my nap...;)
     
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  7. ZA_Survivalist

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    Its about damn time, anti firearm zones ARE a liability.
    When your policy is to disarm and you have no means of security, lighting or cameras I think it would be easy to find said company to be at fault in the event of this kind of situation.

    If you can sue because your coffee was hot, surely they can get sued for having a discriminatory policy.
     
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  8. Koda

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    if the proponents were smart theyd market this bill as a "commom sense gun law" and the sheeple would vote for it in a landslide win....
     

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