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  • Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say

    09/24/2017 12:27:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 September, 2017 | Fox
    Authorities said one woman was killed and seven others were wounded after a 26-year-old African-American man wearing a ski mask opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday. The gunman, who officials said shot himself and was taken to a hospital, opened fire in Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. and fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference. The Nashville Fire Department called the incident “a mass casualty situation.” A church usher confronted the gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head." He told police he...
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • Woman charged with attempted murder of homeless man

    09/13/2017 4:41:12 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a homeless man in Nashville last month.
  • Tennessee Legislature Takes Action to Reduce Ineffective Gun Free Zones

    05/26/2017 6:10:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 May, 2017, the Tennessee Legislature sent bill HB0508 to Governor Haslam for action. The bill was very popular in the legislature. It passed the House 71-14, and the Senate 26 to 6. The essence of the bill is that it requires local and state government entities to use more than mere signs to ban firearms from their premises. The common sense approach is that signs merely stop law abiding people from carrying, while doing little to prevent people armed with ill intent from entering such facilities. The mechanism to enforce the bill is that of private lawsuits....
  • Tennessee Hearing Protection Act Passes Senate, Scheduled in House

    04/21/2017 6:05:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill in the Tennessee Legislature to remove the ban on gun mufflers (silencers, suppressors) has passed the senate with an overwhelming vote, 28-1 on April 3rd, 2017.SB 921 is the companion to HB 0011 in the House. The bill simply  removes  the sections of Tennessee statutes that define and include “silencers” as prohibited weapons. Here is the summary of the bill. From legiscan.com: As introduced, enacts the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act,” which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. – Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302. Those sections would be...
  • LIVESTREAM PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW IN TN

    http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2017/03/live-stream-president-donald-trump-holds-rally-in-nashville-tn-31517/ http://wate.com/live/
  • Contact TN Senators Alexander and Corker over nominations

    02/05/2017 4:40:27 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Please take a moment and urge our TN senators Alexander and Corker to SUPPORT President Trump's nominees of Gorsuch, DeVos and Sessions! https://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email
  • TN: Hearing Protection Act is introduced in Tennessee by Rep Tilman Goins

    02/01/2017 3:47:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A member of the Republican leadership in the Tennessee House of Representatives, Tilman Goins, has introduced a bill to reform archaic gun law. Tilman is the Majority Caucus Treasurer, and is a member of the Criminal Justice and Business and Utilities committees.  His bill TN HB0011 the "Hearing Protection Act" would simply remove "firearms silencer" from the list of prohibited weapons. If the bill is passed, it would go into effect on 1 July, 2017. These types of reforms have been very popular with legislatures over the last several years.  Josh Waldron, one of the founders of the American...
  • Tennessee Electors Pledge Not to Budge From Trump Support

    12/18/2016 10:42:29 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    Memphis Daily News via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Erik Schelzig
    A flood of emails, phone calls and letters isn't expected to influence the decisions of Tennessee's 11 members of the Electoral College when they cast their ballots... Donald Trump overwhelmingly carried Tennessee last month, and the state's Republican electors say they would wholeheartedly cast their ballots for Trump even if state law didn't require them to support the winner. [snip] "...I absolutely cannot ever see a reason why an elector would do anything different," Mumpower said. "And if they are inclined to, in my opinion, they should resign their position as an elector and allow for another one to be...
  • Huge fire forces evacuations at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, arson suspected (First Israel, Now US)

    11/30/2016 5:09:43 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 11-29-2016 | Staff
    A roaring 500-acre fire is threatening structures in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where officials have ordered mandatory evacuations. Roads near Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed, as firefighters battle the flames and gusty winds. There have been no fatalities so far, but three burn victims are in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the Tennessean reported. Officials suspect arson in the fire, which started over the weekend. More than 100 structures have been destroyed by the massive fire, including the home of Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.
  • (Live coverage MEMPHIS, TN) PROTESTERS MOVE OFF I-40 BRIDGE

    07/10/2016 8:57:41 PM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    This has been a 3 nearly 4 hr BLM protest, no violence, but they have broken the law by obstructing the I-40 Bridge that runs from Arkansas to Memphis. As of this posting the police and Billy Kyle Jr have slowly moved them first past 1 exit ramp, then off the bridge. Another group joined the original group. Both black and white protesters, many covering their faces. Mostly young blacks male and female. Demanding justice when they don't want Police in their neighbor hoods and the INJUSTICE SYSTEM is BROKEN!
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...
  • "Make America White Again" campaign sign causing controversy in Polk Co.

    06/22/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 50 replies
    Wrcbtv.com ^ | 6/22/16 | Ken Nichalson
    POLK COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - A campaign sign in Polk County is stirring up a lot of controversy. The sign, located off Highway 411 near Benton, says "Make America White Again" and was put there by Rick Tyler, an independent candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district seat currently held by Chuck Fleischmann. Tyler told Channel 3, he has no hatred in his heart for "people of color." He says the sign's message is that America should go back to a "1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime;...
  • And Now for the Losers (TN Politics)

    05/11/2016 5:22:45 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    A few days ago we selected the “Winners” of this past legislative session. Today RTP brings you the Losers. This selection was much more difficult, as there were so many more Losers than Winners, but we gave it a shot: Speaker Beth Harwell. It is hard to imagine a Speaker having a worse legislative session. Ok, maybe former short term U.S. House Speaker Robert Livingston. Oh, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. But we digress. From the Jeremy Durham nightmare (where Beth not only shot herself in the foot by ignoring it, she then pulled out a full automatic and...
  • Not “Red” but “ROTTEN to the Roots” (TN GOP)

    04/29/2016 7:17:50 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/27/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Boy, the leaks just keep on coming. Seems that Rocky Top kicked over a rock and all sorts of noxious secrets are now slithering out from underneath. The Rocky Top Tipsters (www.rtptipline.com) have given us so much inside information, we are having to line up the stories like planes at the Atlanta airport. Here’s the latest: Unable to refute the facts of their conflicts and insider dealing, the state party staff and some officials have resorted to ad hominem attacks and threats. Their only defense has been to fall back on a narrow and dubious interpretation of the party by-laws....
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • The mess at state GOP HQs just got worse. (TN)

    04/25/2016 3:32:47 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 8 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/24/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Political consultant/wife of state GOP political director working to defeat incumbent conservative GOP legislators while working out of office in GOP HQs. Posed as an official representative of the Tennessee Republican Party to reporter covering the delegate controversy. RTP has learned that party officials Brent Leatherwood and Walker Ferrell were repeatedly warned about the appearance and ethics of contracting with Ferrell’s wife. That arrangement on its face was highly questionable, but exploded into the public view when it was learned she was also under contract to defeat several Republican officeholders. This unethical “backdoor” attempt to circumvent party by-laws was exposed...
  • Tenn. Rep: ISIS should be allowed to recruit at state universities

    03/17/2016 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 49 replies
    News 2 WRNTV Nashville ^ | March 17, 2016 | WATE web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A state lawmaker from Knoxville said Wednesday that ISIS should be allowed to recruit at the University of Tennessee and other state universities during discussion about a bill protecting free speech on college campuses. The bill, called the “Tennessee Student Free Speech Protection Act,” is sponsored by Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) and would require the governing boards of Tennessee higher education institutions to adopt a policy on freedom of speech and expression. Martin said during a subcommittee meeting that he believed students’ free speech had been diminished due to unfair policies.
  • TN Joins Trend of Preventing Destruction of Valuable Firearms

    03/06/2016 6:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2010, Tennessee passed a law forbidding police departments to destroy valuable guns.  They had to keep them or sell them.  Some departments chose to keep them rather than return them to standard channels of commerce.  The legislature responded by making the sale of weapons acquired by police departments through confiscation or gun turn in programs to be sold every six months.  That bill, passed in May of 2015, has become law in Tennessee.  It faced little opposition in the legislature, passing on voice votes. Here is a partial summation.  From tn.gov: Prior to the disposal of any firearm...
  • TN: Handgun Carry Permit Fees may be Reduced

    03/03/2016 5:44:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee legislature is in the process of reducing the administrative fees required to obtain a Tennessee handgun carry permit.  The current fees are $115.  It was discovered that only $77 was required to process the permit.From wgnsradio.com:On Tuesday, February 23, an “administration” bill was presented in the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the effect of cutting the existing handgun permit fees charged to Tennesseans by more than half over time. That bill, which is referenced as Senate Bill 2566, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee members on a 9-0 vote with no significant debate.John Harris, Executive Director...