More Liability, this time Tennessee…

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.

Full article, HERE. Tennesseean link, HERE.

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, 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…




More Liability, this time Tennessee… — 11 Comments

  1. Hopefully the Supreme Court will uphold “Constitutional Carry” as the national standard.

  2. Hey Old NFO;

    You noticed the Nashville mayor immediately mentioned “lots of school age children”. Really? I thought the “its for the kids” went out with the Clinton Administration…

  3. It’s amazing we have to pass laws that allow what the Constitution already demands. A visitor from another planet would not only be confused, they’d probably think Earth was filled with the insane.

  4. “And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.”

    The ending of Monty Python’s Galaxy Song.

  5. If it is for the safety of the kiddos, why can’t Nashville do both i.e. hire more security for venues, put in metal detectors, and allow folks to carry. After all, there are a lot of folks who are killed with knives, and bombs, that a metal detector/security presence might pick up. If not, then the plan B could be a “good guy/gal with a gun”. Bet folks in Manchester, England would approve that option. At lest this week…

  6. Texas passed open carry not that long ago and the libs predicted rivers of blood.

    Odd how that hasn’t happened.

  7. NOW I know why you have an Orion in your header. Makes perfect sense now. I always thought of a NFO as a back seater, not as a Mustang Jack-of-All-Trades.

    Thanks again for being on my radio show tonight, Jim, had a great time and the troops loved ya.


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