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TN's "Guns in parking lots" bill headed for final vote today

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Tennessee's "guns in parking lots" bill, approved by the state Senate, is headed for a final vote today in Nashville.

House Democrats are expected to make a final push to modify the bill, adding exclusions such as schools, unemployment offices and long-term parking lots.

The bill, popular among gun owners, has met with some reality checks recently when it was reported that employers may still have options for firing employees carrying guns in their cars that aren't protected by the bill itself.

A November 11 incident in Nashville created another perspective when a bar patron was thrown out of nightclub for fighting. Police say he retrieved a loaded handgun from his car in the nightclub's parking lot and returned to threaten patrons.

The bar patron was a handgun carry permit holder.

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