Legislation is headed for the Governor’s desk that will allow hunters to carry their handgun when bow hunting. The measure passed the Senate 30-1 and the House 85-3.

The proposal would allow a person to carry the weapon “during the archery-only deer season.”

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville says he proposed the legislation after a constituent was robbed in a parking lot after deer hunting. Hunters are prohibited from using the gun on the deer.

One step at a time.

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