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Tennessee Businesses That Disarm Concealed Carry Permit Holders Now Liable for Their Safety

Tennessee Businesses That Disarm Concealed Carry Permit Holders Now Liable for Their Safety

Tennessee law now dictates that businesses wishing to create a “gun-free zone” will be held liable for the safety of concealed carry permit holders.

The new law, SB 1736, dictates that should any concealed carry permit holder’s safety be threatened after disarming themselves to enter their place of business, then the business will be held liable.

The summary of SB 1736 makes is clear:

Present law authorizes persons in control of property to post a notice that prohibits firearms on the premises. This bill imposes a duty of care on any person who posts their property to prohibit firearms whereby such person will be responsible for the safety of any handgun carry permit holder while the permit holder is on the posted premises and traversing any area to and from the premises and the location where the permit holder’s firearm is stored. The duty of care created by this bill will extend to the conduct of other invitees, trespassers, employees of the person or entity, vicious animals, wild animals, and defensible man-made and natural hazards.

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5 Comments

  1. Daniel Carey

    or – they could just walk away and go somewhere else…

  2. medbob

    IMHO, Indiana strikes the right balance. There are no recognized standards for “no-gun” signs, and they are not recognized by Indiana Law. The need is covered by the standard trespass laws. A shopkeep may ask you to leave, and may trespass you from the property if you refuse. If you are carrying concealed, and not “printing” then there is no way that a shopkeep can or SHOULD know that you are a carrier.
    I DO think that Indiana needs to add a provision that a venue that posts as “No Guns” is assuming legal and civil liability for criminal violence in the venue.

  3. Ken Daniels

    Sounds good to me. They need to hire a security force then. Every company needs to provide a safe environment for their patrons. Now, according to the law these businesses have made the establishment unsafe.

    Banks use armed guards not just to protect the money and valuable items secured inside but to also protect the

  4. Darren Wilkens

    Here’s a solution: Don’t patronize those businesses! Evidently they don’t care if they lose money. Stupid fools!

  5. Varian Wrynn

    The rights of the property owner are not absolute – and there must be consequences to their actions. So yes, I support it. They make a choice to exclude people who statistically are more law-abiding than cops, they must take responsibility for their actions when things go sideways.

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