Watching an anti-gun city bein forced to allow people their ‘right’ to bear arms is going to be entertaining. Here’s the latest on a Tennessee city forced to do this very thing. Don’t get too triggered from the link (to the policeone.com site). It’s still a good article about the liberal meltdown occuring when they are forced to allow people to walk on a longer leash.
The four biggest cities in Tennessee are now letting guns on their buses due to a new state law, but the change might not be obvious to riders from the vaguely worded rules posted by cities that opposed the law.
Transit policy changes in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga rely on riders to know beforehand, or at least look up on their own, who can carry a gun. Memphis officials are still changing the wording of their policy on guns on buses and in stations, but have started letting permit holders carry their guns.
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To comply with the law, which took effect July 1, Nashville changed its transit system’s code of conduct, which had banned all weapons, to banning only those that are “unauthorized.” No mention is made of the new law.
But the change in Nashville’s rules doesn’t provide much comfort to some parents whose children are among the thousands who use the city bus system to get to school every day.
“There’s not going to be any way of knowing whether or not someone’s gun is ‘authorized’ or ‘unauthorized,'” said Beth Joslin Roth, a gun-control advocate whose son takes Nashville buses to school and who heads the Safe Tennessee Project.
The law, which was strongly supported by the National Rifle Association, gives cities and counties a choice: either they must use metal detectors, hire security guards and check people’s bags at many local facilities; or they must let handgun permit-holders bring in their guns.
Between 4,500 and 5,600 students use Nashville’s free city bus pass program. All public high schoolers and some students in grades 5 through 8 qualify, and the downtown station teems with students when school is in session, as police and security guards watch guard.
Signs at Nashville’s Music City Central bus terminal still say “no weapons” more than a week after the law took effect, but Metropolitan Transit Authority officials said they’re in the process of revising them.
Under a new state law that took effect July 1, Nashville and other cities must let handgun permit holders carry their guns around their bus stations and on