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The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that makes it clear ammunition can be transported alongside rifles or shotguns as long as the weapons are not loaded.

The measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Doug Jackson of Dickson was approved 32-0 on Thursday.

Current law specifies that handgun permit holders can transport a rifle or shotgun as long as there’s no ammunition in the chamber.

Jackson’s proposal says anyone can have ammunition next to the weapon as long as there’s nothing in the chamber or cylinder.

Henry Fincher, a Cookeville Democrat and House sponsor of the legislation, says the proposal protects individuals, such as farmers and hunters, who have a “box of shells in their truck … and usually a gun in the front seat or behind the seat.”

Click here to read Senate bill SB2390.

Source: WATE, Knoxville

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