In one of the most amazing pro-gun laws to be passed, Tennessee is holding business owners responsible if they disarm citizens with “gun-free zones.”
If citizens get injured because they were denied their Second Amendment rights, the new law – which goes was effective last week – allows gun owners to sue the person who set up the “gun free zone.”
To say it in layman’s terms: Any permit holder injured as a result of being stripped of their right to self-defense, and their handgun, in a posted gun-free zone can file a lawsuit within two years of the event as long as they meet the following requirements:
- he/she was authorized to carry a gun at the time of the incident
- he/she was prohibited from carrying a firearm because of a gun-free sign
- the property owner was not required to be posted by state or federal law and was posted by choice
So if a convenience store in Tennessee banned guns on its property and a robber, or a bear, or any other criminal barged in and killed or injured someone who has a carry permit but were prohibited from carrying his or her gun, they could sue the convenience store owner for damages.
“It is the intent of this section to balance the right of a handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm in order to exercise the right of self-defense and the ability of a property owner or entity in charge of the property to exercise control over governmental or private property,” the bill states.
The legislation places responsibility on the business or property owner of the gun-free area to protect the gun owner from any incidents that occur with any “invitees,” trespassers and employees found on the property, as well as vicious and wild animals and “defensible man-made and natural hazards.”
This is a marvelous idea and other states should adopt a similar law. If you’re going to disarm Americans, then you bear responsibility for what happens to them.
Here is the law:
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