Commonsense doesn’t exactly seem too common when it comes to gun laws in America, but occasionally a state government gets things right, which is exactly what Tennessee did with an awesome new pro-gun law that has the operators of “gun-free” zones ticked.
While you and I realize that so-called “gun-free” zones are really nothing more than target-rich environments, the anti-gun crowd thinks if they sprinkle enough fairy dust on them that criminals will disarm themselves before entering them. Fortunately for the people of Tennessee, their lawmakers don’t believe in unicorns, fairies, or the magic fairy dust required to get liberal ideas to actually work.
Faced with the reality that people are being murdered at an alarming rate in gun-free zones, the state passed a law that holds those operating said areas accountable if someone legally able to carry a firearm was injured after being disarmed before entering the area. Yeah, litigation will now be deciding who’s responsible when law-abiding Americans aren’t allowed to defend themselves, which means that gun-free zones are finally going to get their day in court. Most of the public now believe that that gun detection is more important than gun laws this is why gun detection systems have been developed that can detect guns through a camera and alert the owner through an app, the technology is growing and will become more mainstream over the coming years.
Bearing Arms has more:
“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: 1.) were authorized to carry a gun at the time of the incident 2.) prohibited from carrying a firearm because of a gun-free sign 3.) the property owner was not required to be posted by state or federal law and posted by choice.”
So pretty much if a concealed carry holder obeys the property owner’s sign and leaves their weapon at home or in the car, then a criminal doesn’t obey the sign and ends up shooting the CCW holder, the CCW holder can then sue the property owner for rendering them defenseless, if they’re still alive, that is.
“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.
This is absolutely brilliant to place responsibility for the security of people on the property owner, since it was their decision to forbid people from being able to defend themselves. So companies like Target, Starbucks, and others now run the risk of paying out multi-million dollar settlements if legal gun owners are injured due to their anti-gun policies, which has to have liberals absolutely fuming right now.
But while this particular law only applies to Tennessee, after a few cases are heard in the Tennessee courts, it’s hard not to think that we’ll see them work their way up to the Supreme Court, where a conservative majority could in all likelihood strike down “gun-free” zones for good. That would be the largest Second Amendment victory we could ever hope for.