Discussion Topic: New Parks Law Vs. School Rules

This summer the Tennessee legislature voted to allow handguns in state parks. They remain banned, however, at school events. So … Continued

This summer the Tennessee legislature voted to allow handguns in state parks. They remain banned, however, at school events. So what happens when the local high school holds a cross-country meet in a state park?

Here’s what happens, from The Tennessean:
Handgun owners, even those with a permit to carry, cannot take their firearm into an athletic or recreation facility when a school is using it, Attorney General Robert Cooper said.

The statewide ban on weapons during school events — which also extends to explosives, slingshots and certain knives — applies even if the event is held in a park where carrying a handgun is otherwise permitted.

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