New bill would make displaying fake gun in Tennessee an offense

On January 30, 2008, in News 2008, by Mark Norris

VolunteerTV.com January 30, 2008 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Displaying a fake gun in a threatening manner would be against the law under a proposal moving through the Legislature. The bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Norris, a Collierville Republican, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The legislation defines a fake weapon as any object or […]

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January 30, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Displaying a fake gun in a threatening manner would be against the law under a proposal moving through the Legislature.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Norris, a Collierville Republican, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

The legislation defines a fake weapon as any object or device similar in coloration and appearance to a firearm, such as a BB gun or toy gun.

The companion bill remains in a House subcommittee