GUN FREE ZONE BUSINESSES: To be Held Financially Liable if This Bill Passes

b64d9f9e4f6c886d3fd141f8e43a4ec5Real solutions to the gun-control problem. If the business denies a person’s ability to defend their own life on the property, then they should assume the responsibility of protecting those individuals, right? Problem is, they don’t and certainly won’t.

On January 15th 2016, SB 1736 was introduced to the Tennessee General Assembly by State Senator Dolores Gresham dealing with Gun Free Zones.  This is a rather interesting bill that seeks to hold business owners liable for any injury that befalls one of their patrons who would otherwise be safe had they been allowed to carry their firearm.

A more concise wording of what the bill entails:

SB 1736: Firearms and Ammunition – As introduced, establishes that if a person or entity posts to prohibit the possession of firearms on the property, the posting entity, for purposes of liability, assumes custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of any handgun carry permit holder harmed while on the posted property. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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This is actually something that I have been a proponent of for years.  If business owners are allowed to ban firearms from their establishments, usually under the defense that it is a liability concern, then they should be held accountable for the safety of their patrons whose God given rights they are infringing upon.

For any other type of injury the business would all ready be liable for it.  If an amusement park ride malfunctions, if a store has a leak and someone trips, if animals aren’t properly secured at the zoo etc.

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