House sends guns-in-lots bill to Haslam, who will likely sign

Representatives deliver 72-22 vote for legislation allowing firearms to be stowed in vehicles on public, private lots More

Gun shows, Internet keep weapons flowing around background checks

Under guise of private sale, unlicensed dealers are able to operate outside of rules and regulations More

Gun advocates still pushing for expanded access to firearms

Despite deaths in Newtown, some Tennessee lawmakers say solution to problem is more guns, not less More

Booted GOP leader fears legislators risk getting 'Maggartized' by special interests

Debra Maggart lost to newcomer after interest groups poured in more than $100,000 to unseat her in primary More

50 shades of red: With GOP supermajorities come many factions to herd

Republican caucus is made up of varying interests, but multiple voting blocks overlap   More

Pair of high-profile primary fights affirms power of Diane Black, NRA

House GOP Caucus chair Debra Maggart ended up on wrong end of NRA's Political Victory Fund More

In firearms-friendly state, gun lobby finds limit in advocating Second Amendment rights

Increasingly irritated lawmakers eventually cut the Tennessee Firearms Association out of negotiations More

Expecting veto override, Haslam lets science education bill pass

Governor signals inclination to defer to legislature, even if he thinks bill added more confusion than clarity More

Pro-gun, pro-business GOP stance leads to difficult position with latest gun bill

Core issues for GOP collide as business owners square off against gun advocates over where guns are allowed   More

General Assembly preps for another round of cultural battles

Legislature’s social conservatives open session by taking aim at gays, the Ten Commandments and gun laws More
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