NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would allow handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked is headed for a vote on the Senate floor.
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed its version of the bill 8-0 on Tuesday. It's now being scheduled for a full Senate vote and could be on the Senate floor later this week.
The measure backed by the National Rifle Association failed last year amid property rights arguments made by the business community. The NRA and other gun rights advocates blamed House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart for the bill's failure, and bankrolled a successful effort to oust her in the primary.
Bill Ozier, chairman of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says the proposal is better than last year's. But he says it still needs specifics.
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