NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are among the prominent Republicans trying to put the brakes on a bill seeking to guarantee employees the right to store their firearms in vehicles parked at work.
The bill, which advanced to the full Senate last week, would allow people with state-issued handgun carry permits to store their weapons in their cars while on the job.
The Judiciary Committee rejected efforts to exclude schools and colleges from the bill and added a provision to extend the measure to anyone over age 21 with a hunting license.
Haslam calls the measure "worrisome," while Ramsey told reporters last week that he thinks the measure goes too far.
A House committee is scheduled to vote on its version of the bill on Wednesday.
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