Press Release from Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, April 29, 2010: Bill allows permit holders to carry weapons in establishments that serve alcohol NASHVILLE – The State Senate passed a bill Thursday 23-9 sponsored by Sen. Doug Jackson (D-Dickson) to allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons into establishments that serve alcohol. “This version […]

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Lawmaker who sponsored 2009 firearms-in-restaurants legislation is about to unveil “a general improvement on the law” for 2010. Sen. Doug Jackson says bill in draft will eliminate ambiguities a Davidson County judge called unconstitutional in a November ruling, and clarify how business-owners can prohibit guns with backing from police.