Are these legislators dealing with a full deck?

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    May 11, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    Let's see. You take a gun, add some alcohol and you get........icon_eek.gif

    http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2009/05/04/daily40.html

    The Tennessee House of Representatives has approved a bill that allows people with carry permits to bring their handguns into places that serve alcoholic beverages.

    The measure passed 66-23. It is sponsored in the House by Curry Todd, R-Collierville.

    The chamber passed a version of the bill that imposes no restrictions on when and what kind of bar or restaurant gun owners can carry firearms into. Other versions of the bill had sought to restrict gun carriers from family-oriented restaurants and limit the hours where carrying would be legal.
    keep a total ban on establishments that enforce age-restricted entry.
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    May 11, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    These legislators are several fries short of a Happy Meal.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 11, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    We don't want people to have a few drinks and then drive a car, because it is too dangerous, but it is OK to have a few drinks (or many drinks) and have a loaded gun?
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    May 11, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    Let's not forget that this is the same legislative body that around twenty years ago or so passed a bill that prohibited bookstore employees from having sex, ever. So I guess this doesn't shock me as much as it ought to.
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    May 11, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    Welcome to the Wild Wild West (but TN)
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    May 11, 2009 3:24 PM GMT


    This really needs a link to the following topic

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/518956/


    which is about when the right to bear arms clashes with the right to be ignorant..
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    May 11, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    is this one of those "only in america" moments? icon_razz.gif
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    May 11, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
    Get a drunk & armed Bubba or 2 in a bar and it'll be a massacre when they start fighting. Of course Republicans and NRA-types will just piously declare "guns don't kill people, people kill people."

    I agree people kill people; so why arm them with guns irresponsibly? This is a tragedy just waiting to happen.

    And for what compelling reason do you need a gun in a bar? To defend against Indian attack, or maybe some sudden Commie takeover? Or just too lazy to leave their guns safely locked in their vehicles?

    Of course now it can be argued that you need to pack a pistol because the other guy has one, too. It'll be like the Shootout at the OK Corral all over again.

    And speaking of the Wild West, it actually happened that many Western towns did in fact prohibit firearms in taverns, to prevent shootings. Some towns even outlawed guns from within the town boundaries entirely, which had to be left at the Sheriff's Office when you rode into town. And that at a time when a better case for carrying a gun around could be made than you can today.
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    May 11, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    The more I read about and see these nuts down there in the Bible Belt the more I am convinced that evolution is going backwards

    WTF? Put a gun in the hands of some drunk knuckle draggin' tabacky chompin' bible thumpin' muckluck and that's justice?

    When's enough is enough with you gun people?
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    May 11, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    GQjock saidThe more I read about and see these nuts down there in the Bible Belt the more I am convinced that evolution is going backwards

    Impossible. Don't you know they don't have evolution down there? Them folks was made ready-dumb.
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    May 11, 2009 6:37 PM GMT
    The worst part is that Rep. Todd is a former police officer. You would think anyone who used to be a cop would know this is a recipe for trouble.
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    May 11, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    They past the same law here in Georgia about a year or so ago, but they had a provision that you could not carry a concealed weapon around or at Heartfield-Jackson airport. Do you know some freak filed a law suit,
    stating that his rights were being violated and that he should be able to carry his weapon on to the plane. COME ON! The mayor of Atlanta actually had to go to court! icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Freakin lunatic! It's a MAD,MAD, MAD MAD WOLRD...I tell ya!
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    May 11, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    "guns don't kill people, people kill people."

    is this their little ditty?

    it should read

    "guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people ."
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 11, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    It does not surprise me in the least. Look who sponsored this horrendous, irresponsible legislation a republican from some small hick town somewhere out in the Tennessee woods. I think a drunk person possessing a fully loaded handgun or any type of firearm is much more dangerous than a drunk getting into the driver seat of a car. But don't argue with these right wing GOP idiots from the south because they are so stuck on that second amendment right to keep and bear arms that they totally lose focus on the issues at hand. This is right wing idiocy at its absolute worst. Hey what do you expect from a GOP dominated state like Tennessee. I am surprised most other southern states have not taken up this dangerous stupidity.
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    May 11, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    hockeytiger saidLet's not forget that this is the same legislative body that around twenty years ago or so passed a bill that prohibited bookstore employees from having sex, ever. So I guess this doesn't shock me as much as it ought to.

    Srsly? What on earth was the point of that? And don't bother saying it was pointless, they must have had some aim in mind, no matter how crazy.


    After an influential legislator ventured into a bookstore and found two employees "otherwise engaged" in the restroom, the legislation was proposed. The intent was to ban sex in bookstores, but it was so poorly written that it forbade booksellers from ever having sex. (And I soooo want to insert a Sen. Craig joke here.)

    BTW, (however I know of this one only second hand) the Texas state legislature passed a resolution a few decades ago congratulating Albert DeSalvo for his innovative work on population control. FYI, Albert DeSalvo was allegedly the Boston Strangler. It was supposedly done at the behest of a legislator who was concerned that his colleagues weren't bothering to read the legislation they were passing. I think he made his point.
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    May 11, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    Their all pretty special...icon_lol.gif
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    May 11, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    Funny. This is the same group that usually doesn't believe in Darwin. Seems to me they are setting up for a grand experiment on a statewide scale.
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    May 11, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt does not surprise me in the least. Look who sponsored this horrendous, irresponsible legislation a republican from some small hick town somewhere out in the Tennessee woods. I think a drunk person possessing a fully loaded handgun or any type of firearm is much more dangerous than a drunk getting into the driver seat of a car.


    I agree with your sentiment that drunk people should not be handling firearms -- least of all in a bar where egos have a way of getting out of hand the more alcohol is imbibed. However, I have to point out that Collierville is not "a small hick town somewhere out in the Tennessee woods." It is actually a more family-oriented suburb of Memphis.
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    May 11, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1u0Byq5Qis&feature=related


    if someone really wants to bring a gun in..they will. and you should have the right to have yours there to defend youself.
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    May 12, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    Just north of Atlanta in Kennesaw, there is a local law that you MUST own a gun as a head of household icon_eek.gif :
    http://www.rense.com/general9/gunlaw.htmIn 1982, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously passed a law requiring heads of households to own at least one firearm with ammunition.
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    May 12, 2009 10:17 AM GMT
    Lostboy said:

    "guns don't kill people, people kill people."

    is this their little ditty?

    it should read

    "guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people ."



    Guns don't kill people - it is those damned bullets that kill people ! icon_wink.gif