NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A panel of Tennessee House lawmakers has voted down legislation that would've let people carry concealed handguns without a permit.
The House Civil Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday voted against the bill by Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough.
Currently, Tennessee requires people to get a permit to carry a handgun in public, either openly or concealed. Obtaining a permit requires first completing a handgun safety course.
Last year, the state Safety Department revoked or suspended 2,401 permits and denied 2,652 applications.
The NRA says 12 states currently let people carry concealed handguns without a permit.