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TN's guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committee

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers anticipate a special committee will be needed to work out differences in a proposal that would allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in all of the state's parks.

The so-called guns-in-parks bill is scheduled to be heard on the Senate floor again on Monday.

When it passed overwhelmingly earlier this month, a change was made to add the state Capitol complex to the areas where handgun carry permit holders could be armed.

The House voted overwhelmingly for the original bill but didn't agree with the change and voted to strip that amendment from the proposal, which now goes back to the Senate.

Senate leaders say they probably won't accept the House's action, and that a conference committee will likely be needed to hammer out differences.

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