Discussion Topic: Should Bowhunters Be Allowed To Carry Handguns For Protection?

The Tennessee House of Representatives certainly thinks so.

From an Associated Press story in Tennessean.com:

_Handgun permit holders in Tennessee would be able to carry their weapons while big game bowhunting under a measure approved by the House.
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_The bill sponsored by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville passed 85-3 on Monday. The companion bill is waiting to be scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor. The measure would let a person carry the weapon "during the archery-only deer season."
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Turner said he proposed the legislation after a constituent was robbed in a parking lot after deer hunting.

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