I apologize in advance for the mistakes I will surely make and for my level of ignorance regarding legislative stuff in Tennessee. It is gonna take me some time to get it right and Lord knows it did take me time to get the Florida stuff down and I lived there a quarter of a century.
So far, I have not been able to get the full text of the bills, just summaries which makes me uneasy about giving opinions, but till I find where the texts can be found, I will have to go with probably messing up once in a while.
(Update: WizardPC shook his head and pointed where to the VERY obvious place where could I find the text. He has my devoted thanks!)
With that, we begin with a bill I figured somebody was eventually going to introduce: To penalize Gun Owners for leaving firearms unsecured in vehicles.
Firearms and Ammunition – As introduced, creates the offense of storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat while the person is not in the motor vehicle or boat unless the firearm or firearm ammunition is kept from ordinary observation and locked within the trunk, utility or glove box, or a locked container securely affixed to the motor vehicle or boat; requires the owner of a firearm to report the loss or theft of the firearm to law enforcement within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
When we do not take responsibility or police ourselves, there will be somebody who thinks knows better and will try to restrict our freedoms. This bill is the creation of Representative Mark White (R) (RINO?) from Memphis. Not a good start for the year when one of the supposed good guys goes a little Daddy Knows Best.
It ranks the hell out of me that rather than come up with something that would motivate positively gun owners to secure guns in vehicles, elected representatives come up with the baseball bat.