As I’d mentioned in an earlier post, HERE, Tennessee is also dealing with similar things. HB 508 is one, and as expected, there is pushback…
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has asked Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would require cities and counties to either implement more security measures at public facilities or allow handgun permit holders to carry their firearms.
In a letter sent to Haslam on May 11, Barry argues the legislation would “negatively impact local governments such as Nashville” by making them “either divert resources away from services or programs to pay for expensive metal detectors and security, or allow the carrying of weapons in public facilities,” the Tennessean reported.
Barry said she was particularly concerned about the bus stop at Music City Central, which is the city’s busiest public transportation hub.
“Our concern is for the safety of our traveling public, a large percentage of which are school age children,” the Democrat mayor said.
And another one sitting on the governor’s desk is about immediate carry for people with protection orders. This one, IMHO, is LONG overdue, and needs to be nationwide!
KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A bill passed by lawmakers that is on Gov. Haslam’s desk right now would allow some Tennesseans to carry handguns instantly if they have an order of protection signed by a judge.
Hundreds of orders of protection are filed each month in Knox County. Last year 2,300 were filed.
If the governor signs this bill, those granted orders of protection, who can legally have a gun, will be able to immediately carry a gun for 21 days without going through a class or getting a permit.
Full article, from WJHL.com, HERE.
My thought is that John Q. Public is finally waking up and demanding that they have the right to protect themselves, OR force those who would limit that ability to provide security for them.
Of course the POS will immediately decry these as ‘blood will flow in the streets, the chilluns will be killed, ELEVENTY!!!! FEEEELINGGGGZZZ…