Jeff Woods reports that Lt. Gov. Ramsey plans to ram through his guns in trunks bill and that it is in no way a result of any NRA influence and has nothing to do with the NRA getting rid of a house member who dared to question the bill last year.

Ramsey also says the media should stop asking all these "silly" questions about gun laws so the legislature can concentrate on jobs and education.

Where in the world would the media get the idea to ask whether the legislature is run by a bunch of GOP gun nuts under the spell of the NRA?

OK, that's a rhetorical question. Refer to the list of some GOP state senate gun bills filed (so far) after the jump...

SB0077 by Campfield: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, allows certain persons employed by a local education agency as a faculty or staff member at a K-12 school to possess and carry a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6.

SB0242 by Campfield: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, allows certain persons employed by a state institution of higher education as a faculty or staff member to possess and carry a handgun at the state institution of higher education in which such person is employed and while such person is performing duties within the scope of such person's employment. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6.

SB0022 by Tracy: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes administrative law judges to carry firearms subject to training and certification requirements. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

SB0414 by Summerville: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes persons with a valid handgun carry permit to carry weapons in certain public recreational areas. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

SB0892 by Niceley: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, declares that citizens of Tennessee are free to exercise the right to bear arms and any executive order seeking to restrict that right will not be recognized or enforced. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

SB0250 by Beavers: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, expands and amends the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act to address federal actions in this state. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54.

SB0724 by Campfield: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits certain employers from conducting certain searches for firearms in parking lots and enforcing certain policies unless certain requirements are met. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 50.

SB0040 by Niceley: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the allocation of state or local public funds to the regulation or enforcement of any federal law, executive order, rule or regulation that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, that imposes restrictions on citizens who lawfully possess or carry firearms in this state; allows the allocation of state or local personnel or property to such regulation or enforcement if federal funding is provided. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

SB0795 by Bowling: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the allocation of state or local public funds, personnel or property to the regulation or enforcement of any federal law, executive order, rule or regulation, or any treaty signed by the United States, that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, that imposes restrictions on citizens who lawfully possess or carry firearms in this state. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

SB0100 by Hensley: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the enforcement and prosecution of certain federal law implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, concerning certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 38; Title 39; Title 41; Title 49 and Title 62.

SB0799 by Beavers: Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the enforcement and prosecution of certain federal law implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, concerning certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 38; Title 39; Title 41; Title 49 and Title 62.

SB0142 by Ramsey: Handgun Permits - As introduced, allows person with a valid handgun carry permit to transport and store a firearm or firearm ammunition in the permit holder’s privately-owned motor vehicle in public or private parking areas under certain conditions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

SB0714 by Campfield: Handgun Permits - As introduced, limits 10-year period that person must wait between exiting a drug or alcohol program or hospital before being eligible for a handgun carry permit to three years if the applicant entered rehab voluntarily; 10-year period still applies to those who enter rehab involuntarily. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

SB0510 by Hensley: Handgun Permits - As introduced, makes handgun permit law consistent with firearm purchase law by deleting burglary from list of offenses that prohibit a person from being eligible for a handgun carry permit even if the person's full rights of citizenship have been restored by the court. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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