"It has not altered any plans of the Tennessee Firearms Association. Our principal goal is to remove all statutory and regulatory restrictions on firearms possession."
—TFA Executive Director John Harris, commenting on the recent school massacre at Newtown, Conn. in The Tennessean. State lawmakers are preparing to introduce new "guns-in-trunks" bills to allow gun owners to keep their weapons in their vehicles, even at workplaces that forbid them. And state Sen. Frank Niceley (R) announced he will introduce legislation requiring schools to have an armed staff member.