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Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Haslam commits to sign permitless carry of handguns

Posted on 10/19/2010 8:37:33 PM PDT by kwikrnu

Haslam showed up at a Tennessee Firearms Association meeting last night. Me and a couple of other guys including richard hamblin got him to say he would sign legislation. This helps pressure the legislature.

This has been spreading all over Tennessee. It is a big deal because Haslam has a B rating with the NRA. He was a member of Bloomberg's Mayors against guns. As Mayor he oversaw the banning of guns in Knoxville City Parks.

My audio on youtube which is only edited for time (I took out a few people's questions because they made little sense and had no relation to vermont style open carry)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHvd5b3sMc

Video of my question

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-81EWYEDq0

WKRN

http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=13352003

WSMV

http://www.wsmv.com/news/25445079/detail.html

Nashville Scene

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2010/10/19/gun-freaks-beat-up-haslam-extract-promise-to-sign-new-wild-west-bill

News Channel 5

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=13352435

Memphis Commercial Appeal

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/19/haslam-says-he-would-sign-bill-allow-carrying-guns/


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: amendment; guns; haslam; second; tennessee

1 posted on 10/19/2010 8:37:37 PM PDT by kwikrnu
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To: kwikrnu

Thanks for re-posting the truth. Some less than honest FReepers hit the other thread without any reading comprehension whatsoever. He will work to keep Tennessee free.


2 posted on 10/19/2010 8:41:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kwikrnu

Well, Haslam is SAYING the right things and he is far ahead of McWhorter so we will most likely be the next governor. We will have to wait and see.


3 posted on 10/19/2010 8:41:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He’s going to win, and the pressure to have him understand 2A rights is a correct measure. His Bloomberg support was one hell of a gaffe which he soon regretted. As you say, we shall see.


4 posted on 10/19/2010 8:46:26 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kwikrnu

Promise them anything.....


5 posted on 10/19/2010 8:47:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Mcwherter sure as heck won’t go there.


6 posted on 10/19/2010 8:48:53 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kwikrnu

I appreciate your efforts but Haslam is awful slick.


7 posted on 10/19/2010 8:50:10 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: wardaddy

Who did you want, Ramsey, the one guy that McWherter would beat......


8 posted on 10/19/2010 8:53:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kwikrnu

I have so many relatives in Tennessee that they could form a political bloc on their own and they are pushing for him.


9 posted on 10/19/2010 8:55:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: eyedigress

As usual statewide in TN the two ostensibly conservative candidates split the GOP open primary vote on the right handing it easily to the moderate...and a well heeled one this time

it’s how we got Corker and others in the past and how we lost decent Congressional candidates a few months ago to nobodies

you have no proof whatsoever Ramsey would have lost to McWherter..none...just your hunch

one that I doubt especially in this election year


10 posted on 10/19/2010 9:01:35 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: kwikrnu

You shouldn’t need a permit to carry a handgun period!!! It is not in the Constitution!!!


11 posted on 10/19/2010 9:06:21 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: wardaddy

After looking at the numbers in the primary, I just didn’t see where he was gaining any ground at all (Ramsey). McWherter stayed out of it. His machine is full on now.


12 posted on 10/19/2010 9:08:42 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: wardaddy

and if you are referring to Wamp, he has more time in but thats it.


13 posted on 10/19/2010 9:11:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kwikrnu
I believe Vermont and New Hampshire permit permit-less open carry of sidearm by any US citizen.

Years back, I wanted to fax my ltc to Vermont state police because I was going on vacation there and intended to carry...

The fine young female trooper told me there were no legal requirements for flatlanders, as long as roscoe was visible.

14 posted on 10/19/2010 9:14:58 PM PDT by mmercier (forty six and two)
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To: eyedigress

I actually am on record here thinking Wamp had a better chance than Ramsey

when actually Haslam just killed them both

TN needs to close their state primaries as bad as NH and South Carolina GOP need to close their POTUS ones

then we can produce more solid righties in a state that is pretty darn conservative outside Nashville proper, Shelby county and a handful of black majority counties..


15 posted on 10/19/2010 9:17:33 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: wardaddy

Well, I’ll be honest with you. The conservatives I work with wanted nothing to do with politicians that held office at the State or Federal level. They witnessed no major problems in Knoxville and that was it. The Bloomberg thing was something Haslem needed to address. It seems he has.


16 posted on 10/19/2010 9:23:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mmercier

You can carry any way you want in VT without any permit open or concealed. That is what is meant by “Vermont style carry laws.” Alaska is the only other state that has a similar law. In VT it is in their state Constitution and has been from the beginning. In Alaska it is a fairly recent statute.


17 posted on 10/19/2010 9:55:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
I thought so.

24/7/365 anyhow.

Give not a crap about statute or geogreaphy.

18 posted on 10/19/2010 11:02:03 PM PDT by mmercier (innocent and sweet)
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To: TigersEye
I thought so.

24/7/365 anyhow.

Give not a crap about statute or geogreaphy.

19 posted on 10/19/2010 11:02:03 PM PDT by mmercier (innocent and sweet)
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To: TigersEye
I thought so.

24/7/365 anyhow.

Give not a crap about statute or geogreaphy.

20 posted on 10/19/2010 11:02:08 PM PDT by mmercier (innocent and sweet)
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To: mmercier

I hate it when that happens.


21 posted on 10/19/2010 11:03:42 PM PDT by mmercier (retard)
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To: TigersEye
You can carry any way you want in VT without any permit open or concealed. That is what is meant by “Vermont style carry laws.” Alaska is the only other state that has a similar law. In VT it is in their state Constitution and has been from the beginning. In Alaska it is a fairly recent statute.

Arizona recently passed a law, that any resident of Arizona who can legally own a gun can carry concealed without a permit. Open carry has always been legal without a permit in Arizona.

22 posted on 10/19/2010 11:23:22 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: kwikrnu

An armed citizenry is a polite citizenry.


23 posted on 10/19/2010 11:25:35 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: wardaddy

He is slick, it took three questions to get him to say he would sign a bill and he did so reluctantly. I just read a news report where he is backing off a little.

http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=13353590

He’s going to win and I’m glad Ramsey is still in the Senate. There is a small chance someone could introduce a permitless carry this year. Then there is my lawsuit against the State which would do the same thing if I win and the State refuses to act.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 3:57:05 AM PDT by kwikrnu
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To: kwikrnu

btt


25 posted on 10/20/2010 5:57:49 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: eyedigress

Are you kidding? Tennessee only elected Bredesen because the last governor was such a RINO that he poisoned the well for the next Republican candidate.


26 posted on 10/20/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Tennessee only elected Bredesen because the last governor was such a RINO that he poisoned the well for the next Republican candidate.

Exactly - people have short memories sometimes. Who can forget governor Taxquest?

BTW, Chattanooga's "republican" mayor Littlefield is of the same mold as Sundquest - tax and spend RINO. He pushed annexation to try to gobble up as much prime property into the city as possible, then when that stalled, he raised property taxes 19%. He needs to be rejected regardless of his next political move. He, and the RINO leadership, think he can be the next Bob Corker. Not on my watch!

27 posted on 10/20/2010 7:39:04 AM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: eyedigress
Who did you want, Ramsey, the one guy that McWherter would beat......

Ramsey was the best candidate in the primary. He was actually a conservative, not just a RINO masquerading as one. Unfortunately, he lost the primary, and we have Haslam. This happens in Tennessee a lot, apparently. The RINO party leadership always pushes the most liberal republican possible.

At any rate, the primary's over and Haslam is the republican candidate. Let's hope he can stay on the right side of the aisle.

28 posted on 10/20/2010 7:43:02 AM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: meyer

Open primary is the cause and too many conservatives split right bloc

State GOP here did not endorse anyone....not this time but they did with Corker.

Haslam just had so much cash too.


29 posted on 10/20/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: kwikrnu

great work

btw...Nashville Scene are such fags....they are even worse than when Dobie ran the place.


30 posted on 10/20/2010 7:58:58 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: wardaddy

I only asked the first question about constitutional carry. The followups were tough and I think Richard Hamblin’s question about pragmatism and what sacrifices he would make to the constitution in favor of pragmatism got Haslam to open up and commit.


31 posted on 10/20/2010 8:14:14 AM PDT by kwikrnu
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To: kwikrnu

r u in metro area?

i’m in Williamson...out tween Lewisburg and Columbia pikes


32 posted on 10/20/2010 8:27:21 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: wardaddy

Northern Williamson County. I live near Forest Hills, Belle Meade and Oak Hill. Which is why I was in Belle Meade and Radnor Lake. Those areas are extremely close to my house.


33 posted on 10/20/2010 8:29:37 AM PDT by kwikrnu
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To: c-b 1

I didn’t know that. But if it’s only applicable to AZ residents it is still more restrictive than VT or AK.


34 posted on 10/20/2010 3:52:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Yes it is more restrictive, it’s been a one step at a time process, but we’ve gained more than 47 states.


35 posted on 10/20/2010 5:22:59 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: c-b 1

That’s great and I’m glad to hear it. I wish CO and NM would do the same.


36 posted on 10/20/2010 5:45:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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