Pro-gun groups and legislators declared victory on passage of guns-in-the-parking-lot legislation which gives gun permit holders the right to keep a gun in their vehicles at work even if the employer objects.
The secret to passage of the bill over the objection of the business lobbyists is not quite so obvious. Legislators admit that Tennessee is a Right to Work state. A proponent of the bill notes that your employer can fire you for chewing gum if he desires. So while Tennessee is on record as allowing gun permit holders to have a gun locked in their vehicle at the job site, the bill does not prevent job site owners from firing anyone who brings a gun on the premises if they don’t want them.
It’s uh, well, sort of symbolic. And the NRA can declare victory and go home.