Handguns on Government Property

Tom Montgomery, NGU Risk Management

February, 2017

We recently asked our TNRMT attorney to brief us regarding the laws surrounding this topic. The following is a summary of his remarks:

Guns, or more specifically when and where a person can carry a gun, have been a hot topic lately. The Tennessee General Assembly has struggled to enact laws that balance the Second Amendment rights of citizens and the need to protect children at schools and on playgrounds and governmental employees at work. Since 2014, the Tennessee General Assembly has enacted six separate laws dealing with guns and public property. Four of those laws were enacted in 2016.