Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tuesday of Holy Week

The New Tennessee House of Representatives: Half the Naifeh With No Trans Fat!

Tennessee House Bill 962, which would allow persons who have a valid handgun carry permit to carry their weapon even into an establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, has passed the House 70-26. The yeas included the votes of 20 Democrats, including George Fraley and Gary Moore, who were co-sponsors of the legislation, along with Dennis Ferguson, Harry Tindell, and even House Democratic Leader Gary Odom.

Opponents of this bill argue that it is dangerous because there is really no way to prevent someone who is drinking from carrying their firearm, even though the law would forbid it. This objection is rooted in reality, of course, but bars are no less susceptable to crime as any other establishment, and criminals will go where people are unarmed. By leaving bars a gun-free zone, we invite the criminal element to do their dirty work there. In addition, if we are going to allow people in Tennessee to have handgun carry permits, placing too many arbitratry limits on where a person may carry defeats the purpose of that law. Why even allow concealed (or open) carry if there are so few places one can carry? Either we allow people to carry, or we do not. If we are going to say that people have the right to carry (and they do), then we need to allow the public to exercise that right as freely as possible or not allow it at all. Why not liberalize the carry laws even further?

Among the noes (all Democrats) were no surprises, Mike Turner voted no, along with the Memphis DeBerry-led cabal, Janis Sontany, Joe Armstrong, and Rude Johnny Shaw. Jimmy Naifeh also voted no, but the passage of this bill truly signals a new day in Tennessee politics, because similar legislation had been stopped from coming to the House floor in the past merely because Naifeh didn't want it there. Now we know why he used every parliamentary tactic that he could to keep gun legislation from the House floor while he was Speaker-because if he had allowed the whole House to vote on serious firearms freedom legislation, it would have passed.

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At Tuesday, April 07, 2009 2:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ass-hattery at it's finest! This has got to be one of the stupidest pieces of legislation ever introduced in the Tennessee Legislature - and remember, we've got Stacey Campfield crapping out tons of ridiculous proposals! Guns and liquor don't mix and when they do, someone gets hurt.

Once again, this is a classic example of a Republic's wet dream of a solution looking for a problem. There's simply no reason to pack heat in a bar - and really for most people, there's no reason to carry a handgun anywhere. It's a classic Republic/Freudian dilemma: I've got a very small penis that I want to put into some man, but I'll expose myself as a self-loathing hypocrite if I do it, so I'll compensate by carrying a gun everywhere and talking real tough.

Close to home, Dave?

At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 3:21:00 AM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

I'd venture to say that I have far more manhood than you'll ever have. I put my name to my work and don't have to use words like "Ass-Hattery" or discuss penis size, largely because to brag on it would be rude, since I would outdo the few liberals in this State, most of whom populate my blog since they can't get any of the fair sex to pay attention to them. Caveat.

At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 7:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to keep it Christ-like fellas. I'm sure the Good Lord is pleased with the commentary on both sides. Happy Easter to all!


At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 10:04:00 AM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

I never bought into the whole "big gun/little weenie" thing. However, there really is no reason carry a weapon while relaxing, enjoying yourself, enjoying others, dancing, drinking and so on. This has tragedy looking for a time/place to happen all over it.
Guns and booze don't mix.
This isn't "firearms freedom" this is pure asshat stupid.


At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you mean "manhood" by what's been stuck in you, yeah, I'll just take your word on it.

I would put my name to my work here, but I'm ashamed that I stumbled on this place, much less that I keep coming back to bitch-slap you every day or so.

At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:29:00 PM, Anonymous Fiftycal said...

I would imagine that the anonymouse coward is just afraid the next time he goes to a bar and reaches down between a guys legs he might get more than he bargained.

And Freud said fear of weapons was a symptom of latent homosexuality.

And no socialist/leftist can imagine ever going into a bar and not getting kneewalking drunk and trying to find something to have sex with.

At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:32:00 PM, Anonymous Fiftycal said...

Thankfully all the leftist/socialists against the bar carry bill don't have licenses to carry. They expect the p0p0 to be there to save their ass. Maybe now this bill will serve to keep them out of bars and lower the number of drunk driving deaths.

At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

Question: Could you explain to us how this current thread reflects "...Christ, the teachings of His Holy Church, and of the basic vision of a Christian social morality"?


At Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FiftyCal!

I don't think you've read much Freud - your screen name alone suggests that you don't appreciate the irony of the subject.

But from a psycho-analytical perspective, your comment about reaching between a "guys legs" is a statement of your own personal repressed desires. Throw off your shackles and accept your true destiny - I know of several gay gun clubs in East Tennessee.


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