Question of the Day: Is a “Gun Free Zone” Property Owner Responsible for A Disarmed Visitor’s Safety?


“If a Tennessee grocery store bans guns on its property and a black bear or wild hog kills or injures a person who otherwise would be carrying his or her gun,” reports, “the gun owner would be allowed to sue the property owner if a newly introduced bill became law.” Uh, I don’t think Senator Delores Gresham introduced Senate Bill 1736 to protect licensed gun owners from bear or hog attacks. It makes property owners liable if they disarm someone and that someone gets waylaid by a two-legged varmint. It’s an idea that’s been floating around TTAG for a while. So, now that it’s in play (albeit without a chance of passage) how about it? Good idea? Workable? What?