SECOND UPDATE FOR NEW HEARING TIME — Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman has agreed to hear the case seeking an injunction to stop the guns-in-bars legislation from taking effect.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by 10 Tennessee citizens, including lead plaintiff and Nashville restaurateur Randy Rayburn, challenging the legality and the constitutionality of the new legislation, which is set to take effect July 14.
Nashville Attorney David Randolph Smith, who filed the suit, now will appear before Bonnyman at 1:30 p.m. on July 13. (The hearing was rescheduled to July 7 on Wednesday, but is now slated for the original hearing date.)
The suit asks for a temporary restraining order and temporary and permanent injunction to stop the law which permits the carrying of loaded concealed firearms by permit holders into all restaurants and bars that serve alcohol.
Copies of the lawsuit are available here.