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NRA pressures state GOP on guns law

NASHVILLE, TN. (Times Free Press) -- The National Rifle Association wants Tennessee legislative candidates to declare whether they will back Republican leaders or the NRA next year if that's what it takes to put a controversial guns-in-parking lots bill up for a full vote.

In a gun-issues survey sent to Republican and Democratic candidates, the NRA devotes two of 27 questions to the Safe Commute Act, which cleared most committees but never came up for House and Senate floor votes this year.

The NRA-backed bill, as amended, sought to block public and private employers' ability to bar workers, customers and most visitors from keeping firearms in locked vehicles on company property, provided the weapons are stored out of sight.

The survey asks candidates if they would support the bill and blames Republican leaders for blocking full House and Senate votes this year.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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