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

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

On July 1, businesses that disarm concealed carry permit holders with gun-free signage will be liable for the safety of those permit holders.

When the law, contained in SB 1736, takes effect, business owners who demand law-abiding citizens disarm themselves will assume liability for injuries they incur while on the “posted premises.” Moreover, the business owners will be liable for injuries a concealed permit holder incurs while retreating from the business to a vehicle–during an emergency–to retrieve the gun the business owner barred.  

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.

SB 1736 passed the Senate by a vote of 26 to 4 on March 16. It passed the House by a vote of 77 to 13 on April 18. Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed SB 1736 on April 27.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/30/tn-businesses-that-disarm-concealed-carry-permit-holders-now-liable-for-their-safety/

5 thoughts on “Tennessee Businesses That Disarm Concealed Carry Permit Holders Now Liable for Their Safety

  1. “On July 1, businesses that disarm concealed carry permit holders with gun-free signage will be liable for the safety of those permit holders.”

    On the contrary, though, I see this as another way for the elite to get us fighting against each other rather than against them. A mere distraction. They created the problem of no guns and then they create a counter problem for those who want no guns. Typical.

    Can’t wait to see these elitist bastards hang.

  2. “… business owners who demand law-abiding citizens disarm themselves will assume liability for injuries they incur while on the “posted premises.”

    Unless those injuries are fatal.

    Lawsuits don’t do a decedent much good.

  3. This needs to become epidemic throughout this nation
    In every state , county etc

    Jam it right up their a**

    It’s always been a sticking point with me

    If your policy puts my life or my family’s lives in possible danger , than you take the risk of me sueing your pants off if I can’t defend myself

    So reasonable I’m surprised it ever passed !

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