House Rejects Guns In Parking Lots

Nashville, Tenn. -- House Republican said caucus rejected floor vote on Tennessee guns-in-parking lots measure.

A member of the House Republican caucus said his colleagues voted against a floor vote on a contentious proposal to guarantee workers the right to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots regardless of their employers' wishes.

The lawmaker spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday because members agreed to keep the internal deliberations of the caucus secret.

The result of the secret caucus ballot was overwhelmingly against a vote on the gun bill, according to the lawmaker.

The bill backed by the National Rifle Association is opposed by business groups on property rights grounds.

The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Eddie Bass of Prospect has cleared House committees but could get hung up in the committee that schedules bills for floor votes.

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