Author Topic: Tennessee using Insurance pressure against 30.06-type restrictions?  (Read 1180 times)

Halftime Oracle

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I heard a rumor that Tennessee had passed a law making business / insurance firms civilly liable (money) in the event of death or injury when disarming-by-sign of concealed-carry holders prior to entry into that business, but also extended release-of-liability protections to the business should they allow CHL holders and an incident by a CHL holder take place in that business (righteous shoot, righteous shoot with innocent bystander injury, Negligent Discharge with injury or property damage, etc.).

Are there any Tennessee attorneys who could comment on and confirm this rumor and talk a little about this provision in the law, please? 

I am from Texas, so it doesn't affect me directly, but it seems like a very good model for any state, including Texas (where I live) to put pressure on businesses not to disarm the most law abiding segment of the entire population and leave them and everyone they are around defenseless in time of attack. 

Thanks.

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Re: Tennessee using Insurance pressure against 30.06-type restrictions?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 03:46:22 PM »
Halftime Oracle,

Tenn. Code Ann. 39-17-1325(a) says "A person, business, or other entity that owns, controls, or manages property and has the authority to prohibit weapons on that property by posting, pursuant to 39-17-1359, shall be immune from civil liability with respect to any claim based on such person's, business's, or other entity's failure to adopt a policy that prohibits weapons on the property by posting pursuant to 39-17-1359."

Tenn. Code Ann. 39-17-1359(d) goes on to say "Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter, reduce or eliminate any civil or criminal liability that a property owner or manager may have for injuries arising on their property."

Tennessee has neither adopted such a policy increasing a business's liability for prohibiting weapons on its property, nor do I expect TN will because it is detrimental to the business environment TN is attempting to create.

Additionally, I could not find a bill proposed by the legislature that would create such a policy.