Tennessee Firearms Association chieftain John Harris held a little press conference after yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on his guns-in-parking lots bill. Even though it's aimed entirely at placating the NRA and paranoid survivalists in the right wing of the Republican Party, Harris said his outfit isn't satisfied and is demanding that the bill accommodate gunmen who might drive to work in a friend's car or a rental car. He also explained how the entire issue is very much like the East Nashville chicken situation:
What you see is, for example, like in East Nashville where they passed the chicken ordinance where you can have chickens now in your neighborhood but you can only have a limited number of them so it’s not a terrible imposition on your neighbor. This is an issue of should you have the ability to decide what you keep or possess in your car as long as you legally own it or do you lose that right merely by driving onto somebody’s else’s parking lot? If they make that parking lot open and available to the public or employee access, then they give up that right to tell you that you can’t have a weapon in it.