NASHVILLE (AP) - A state inspector has ruled that Tennessee's new guns-in-bars law does not create an unsafe environment for servers.

An anonymous server at Jackson's Bar and Bistro in Nashville filed a complaint last month with the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Tennessean reports TOSHA inspector David Blessman wrote in a report last week there was "no condition that created the potential for serious physical harm or death." The report stated that violent incidents rarely occurred at Jackson's.

The state legislature passed the guns-in-bars law this year after an earlier law that tried to limit guns to establishments that primarily sell food was struck down as unconstitutionally vague.

David Randolph Smith, who is representing the server, was also behind the successful lawsuit that struck down the earlier law. Smith said his client would consider a federal lawsuit if the state refuses to act. After the failed complaint, an appeal to a state administrative law judge is the next step.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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