The Guns in Parking Lots Bill may soon
be law, but it can also get you fired; and a campaign against immigration
reform in Tennessee.
Our Insiders Judge D'army Bailey and Andrew
Clarksenior from Newstalk 98.9 discuss.
First, Tennessee's new
"Guns-in-Parking-Lots" law goes into effect July 1st. The
bill finally won approval in February after a long fight by gun advocates and
opposition from some of the state's largest employers, including FedEx. But as
state attorney general Robert Cooper said in an advisory opinion today, the law
does not protect employees from employer sanctions and their right's to
maintain company policies. Meaning employers can fire employees for keeping
their gun in the car even when the law says they can do it.
Second, conservative activists are
stepping up efforts in Tennessee to sink an Immigration Reform Bill.
Tea party groups, several state
lawmakers and several other conservative activists urged U.S. senators, Lamar
Alexander and Bob Corker in an open letter released Tuesday to oppose a senate
plan to create a thirteen year road to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
They say, "It contains dangerous
loopholes that will undermine our national security," the tea party
activists write. "It rewards illegal behavior, punishes those who have
followed our rules and undermines our law enforcement."
The message was the same in a thirty second spot released by conservative group NumbersUSA that is airing nine times a day on two Tennessee radio stations, including WLAC in Nashville.