“New Shooter Day” is now an ITAR-controlled event

At least, I think that’s what this means.

It’s crazy that this even has to be considered

Self defense bill would eliminate zero tolerance at schools

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The state House is voting on a bill that would allow students to fight without punishment if they are confronted at school.

The new law would eliminate the notion of zero tolerance and allow students to fight back in self-defense or step […]

But they told me that wouldn’t happen

Headline: Man robs victims at gunpoint in Nashville parks


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A convicted felon spent Saturday morning robbing people in Cedar Hill and Shelby Parks in Nashville and Madison.

In 2009, Tennessee made it legal to carry a concealed weapon in any state or local park, unless the local government that controlled […]

Parking Lot Bill Passes House

On it’s way to Governor Haslam, who’s not keen on it.

We have a very weak executive office in TN. It takes 60 votes in the house to pass a bill, but only 51 to override a veto. The bill got 72 votes.

It will go into effect July 1st if Haslam doesn’t veto it.


Parking Lot Bill in Civil Justice Committee

Committee started hearing the bill at about 12:05.

Mike Stewart (D-Nashville) apparently doesn’t understand there’s no such thing as a “public business.” He kept going on and on about “but I privately purchased this property. Why would I be affected by this?”

Apparently the bill only applies to the criminal penalties under TCA 39-17-1359. It […]

Rep. Scott DesJarlais Response to Gun Control Efforts

It took a couple weeks to get back to me, but here is the response I got:

February 19, 2013

Dear [redacted],

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about the potential introduction of gun control legislation. I truly appreciate having the benefit of your views on this important issue.

It is hard […]

I have news for Sen. Murphy (D-Conn)

In the print edition of today’s New York Times, the front page above the fold article is this one.

Here is the second paragraph of the article:

“We do know that historically in these instances, amateurs have trouble switching magazines,” Mr. Murphy said, referring to the high-capacity ammunition feeding device used by Mr. Lanza to […]

What Media Bias?

2013: House not spending enough time debating gun bills*

2009: House spending too much time debating gun bills.

Whatever the House does, it’s wrong.

*The parking lot bill has been introduced every year since at least 2009 and was thoroughly debated last year.

Parking Lot Bill to get vote today

So sayeth the media.

It’s not on the agenda, but I suspect it’s being heard in the Criminal Justice Committee at 10:30AM CST.

Here’s the money quote from Gerald McCormick (who we’ve talked about before):

In McCormick’s words: “We can argue about it and then pass it, or we can just pass it.”

I guess […]

More Bills Filed in TN

The first wave I listed here

Here is the second wave:

HB 0035 by *Parkinson: As introduced, increases the punishment for a defendant convicted of a crime of violence with a deadly weapon, to receive no less than two times the original sentence imposed upon the defendant.

HB 0036 by *Parkinson: As introduced, declares […]