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Tennessee: Guns haven't changed state parks

Monday, September 13, 2010

In the 15 months since Tennessee handgun carry permit holders got the right to go armed in state parks, two gun related incidents have been reported at state facilities and neither resulted in violence, officials said. "I am pleasantly surprised," said Tennessee Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke, who in 2009 lobbied against the so called "guns in parks" bill. "I believed that it was not a good idea."

Read Original at: The Chattanooga Times/Free Press (Tenn.)

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