DesJarlais, Cohen co-introduce bipartisan 'Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act''; other TN congressmen sign on

Scott DesJarlais
photo Staff Photo by Jay Bailey/Chattanooga Times Free Press - January 30, 2013. Congressman Scott DesJarlais M.D. presents a flag to the family of Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann on Wednesday at the Grundy County Courthouse.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., has gathered bipartisan support for his bill allowing U.S. military personnel with firearms training to carry handguns on military bases and other installations.

DesJarlais' bill was introduced this afternoon with both the South Pittsburg congressman and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, co-introducing the measure.

The state's seven other congressmen -- six Republicans including U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga, and Democratic U.S.