NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill to allow faculty and workers with handgun carry permits to be armed on the campuses of Tennessee public colleges and universities.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville passed on a 28-5 vote Tuesday. The House is expected to take up the measure Wednesday.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam raised concerns about the measure for not giving institutions the power to opt out of allowing more guns on campus.