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VOL. 129 | NO. 70 | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Haslam Examining Ramifications of Open Carry Bill

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration is carefully examining the ramifications of a bill passed by the Senate that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without state-issued permits.

The Senate passed the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet on Tuesday. The measure would keep the current training and background check requirements to carry concealed firearms.

Haslam told reporters after an economic development announcement in Murfreesboro on Wednesday that he will reserve judgment on the measure until "safety and security concerns" have been evaluated.

The House version is awaiting a vote in a subcommittee of the House Finance Committee.

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