While the Cocke County representative says he’s “carried a gun all my life.” He says he’s never sent in the paperwork for his handgun permit.
“One day I’ll probably get caught if I don’t get a permit, and I’ll get in trouble,” he says.
Faison, one of the sponsors of the guns-in-parking lots bill, also admitted he already leaves his pistol in his car, even when it's parked at the Capitol.
“Let’s be honest. There’s not a parking lot in Tennessee today that doesn’t have a gun inside the car,” Faison said. “I’m not ashamed of it. I’ll tell anybody that. I’ll tell the highway patrol. Listen, that’s just part of life.”
Update: Faison says he didn't mean it.