Tenn. Senate to vote on closing handgun database

On April 1, 2009, in News 2009, by Mark Norris

WAAYTV.com, Associated Press
April 1, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to close public access to the database of state-issued permits to carry loaded handguns is headed for vote in the Tennessee Senate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced the measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, a Collierville Republican, a 6-2 vote.

The panel added a provision to retain access to the records by the state comptroller to ensure the Safety Department is following permitting procedures.

The committee also unanimously voted to send a separate proposal to end a thumbprint requirement for gun purchases to the Senate floor. The companion bill has already passed in the House.

Read SB1126 and SB0554 at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/

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