Tennessee Legislator and sponsor of Tennessee’s “Guns in Bars” Law is Busted Drinking While Driving and Carrying a Gun

Having a gun makes you feel safe, doesn’t it? At least, provided that you practice gun safety, know how to shoot, and are responsible. It also makes many in “red” states feel really big.

In spaghetti western cowboy movies the cowboy in the white hat was always the good guy. The cowboy in the black hat was always the bad guy. The good guy always won. Today, it is hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys and the good guys rarely win.

This would be the best case “worst case scenario” that exists in the hearts and minds of those who supported the “guns in bars” bill.

There is a stark difference between Hollywood movies and real life. Now back to reality.

The factors that have been left out are the presence of alcohol, nerves, a tense situation, a shaky hand, a bad aim, a crowded restaurant, more “cowboys in white hats” seeing other “cowboys in white hats” mistaking them for the “cowboy in the black hat”, and finally confusion resulting in more people shot than if the cowboy in the black hat were the lone gunman.

Tennessee Republicans passed the controversial “guns in bars” bill. Sponsor of the bill, Collierville Republican Rep. Curry Todd, was arrested Tuesday night for driving drunk while carrying a loaded gun. This event would be laughable if it not so disgusting.

Bar owners, law enforcement and others opposed the guns-bars legislation, which allows permit holders to take a handgun into businesses that sell alcohol providing they don’t drink. In 2009, Todd assured other legislators that permit holders were responsible and would obey the restriction on drinking while carrying a gun.

Police, prosecutors, bar owners and others opposed the guns-in-bars legislation, which allows permit holders to take their handguns into businesses that sell alcohol as long as they don’t drink. During debate in 2009, Todd assured his fellow legislators that permit holders were responsible and would obey the restriction on drinking with their guns.

So, what can we do as citizens? We aren’t State Senators or Representatives. What power do we have? WE are the people who will either vote FOR them or AGAINST them to be re-elected should they so choose to run again. Unfortunately, people in the state of Tennessee decided to vote for folks like Curry Todd.

The Tennessee Legislature remains an embarrassment to Tennesseans and a nation joke!




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