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New state gun law may need clarifying
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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who backed a new law allowing handgun carry permit holders to keep weapons in their vehicles at work, says the law needs clarifying.Employers point to an opinion by Attorney General Robert Cooper in saying their policies banning weapons from their property have not changed.“I hate that the attorney general has muddied the waters on this,” Ramsey told the Knoxville News Sentinel.Cooper said Tennessee employers can terminate workers “at will,” for any reason or no reason. In an opinion he delivered in May, Cooper said the new statute would have no impact on companies’ ability to terminate workers.Ramsey said he would “probably” support an anticipated push to clarify the statute in the next legislative session.