Parking lot guns bill sponser says he misspoke about breaking gun laws

Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) District 11 — Cocke, Jefferson and part of Greene Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The main House sponsor of a bill seeking to guarantee handgun permit holders the right to store firearms in their vehicles says he misspoke when he suggested that he routinely breaks the law.

Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby told WPLN-FM that he's "carried a gun all (his) life," through he's never obtained a state-issued permit.

Faison told The Associated Press on Monday that what he meant to say was that he transports a gun inside his car, which does not require a permit as long as ammunition is stored separately from the firearm.

Faison and Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville are the main sponsors of the bill to prohibit businesses from banning people with handgun carry permits from storing weapons in cars parked on company lots.

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