Senate Republicans reject tighter background checks, ban on assault weapons

Tennessee Sens. Alexander and Corker both vote against key bipartisan Toomey-Manchin amendment   More

Beth Harwell: 'The City Paper' interview

Speaker Harwell discusses the pressing issues of this session as well as her way of running the House More

House sends guns-in-lots bill to Haslam, who will likely sign

Representatives deliver 72-22 vote for legislation allowing firearms to be stowed in vehicles on public, private lots More

Burch: The South's sordid secret

State militias sanctioned by the Second Amendment were almost certainly slave-control militias More

At Opryland, NRA's LaPierre calls Obama deceptive and manipulative on gun control

Wayne LaPierre speaks to members of National Wild Turkey Federation in Nashville on Thursday   More

Herron brings experience, baggage in fight to lead state Dems

Candidates for state Democratic Party chair also include Dave Garrison, Wade Munday, Jane Hampton Bowen More

Year in Review: Republicans use new numbers to flex political, policy muscles

GOP-led legislature, however, for the first time sent Gov. Bill Haslam bills he would refuse to sign More

Gun advocates still pushing for expanded access to firearms

Despite deaths in Newtown, some Tennessee lawmakers say solution to problem is more guns, not less More

Ramsey aims for quick compromise, passage of 'guns-in-lots' bill next session

Lt. gov. plans to hammer out compromise over issue that pitted gun rights advocates against business community More

Campaign money flows in late effort to influence legislative agenda

Hinting at discussions lawmakers promise to have, interest groups dish last-minute money to candidates More
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