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House firearms panel postponed after Rep. Todd arrest on DUI, gun charges(TN)
Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 13, 2011 | Erik Schelzig

Posted on 10/13/2011 10:46:10 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick said Thursday that he will postpone and possibly disband a special firearms task force following the arrest of its chairman, Rep. Curry Todd, on drunken driving and gun charges.

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Todd, R-Collierville and the chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee, was a chief architect of a controversial new state law that allows people with handgun carry permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; dui; tennessee; todd
Not your proudest moment, Rep. Todd.
1 posted on 10/13/2011 10:46:12 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Cops lie.


2 posted on 10/13/2011 10:49:31 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Todd, R-Collierville and the chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee, was a chief architect of a controversial new state law that allows people with handgun carry permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 10:51:14 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: mvpel
Cops lie.

And even Republicans & conservatives can do dumb things sometimes.

4 posted on 10/13/2011 10:52:11 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Visit CTF.org)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Cops lie.


5 posted on 10/13/2011 10:56:49 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
charges of charges of possession of a gun while under the influence

That is a new one on me, does it only apply to a car?

6 posted on 10/13/2011 11:00:35 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: CT-Freeper
And even Republicans & conservatives can do dumb things sometimes.

Yep, but I'd bet ten bucks that this cop knew who he was, watched for him to clip the yellow line with the edge of his tire in order to pull him over, and will "lose" the dash cam video.

7 posted on 10/13/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

I imagine Todd “acted stupidly”, but the cops hate these laws and likely set him up. I’d bet good money they had a plainclothes officer at a bar call in when he left so a patrol car conveniently nearby could pull him over when he allegly “weaved”.


8 posted on 10/13/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: mvpel
Cops lie.

An Armed state rep drinks and drives.

9 posted on 10/13/2011 11:02:09 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: razorback-bert

I’m not sure bert, but I think that even if he had been on foot, if he was carrying, and found to be under the influence, they would have bagged him.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 11:05:05 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Spartan79
Anything is possible, he could have been set up. But if the article got the facts right, it would seem he screwed up.

traveling 60 mph in a 40 mph zone

was unsteady on his feet, failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a breath alcohol test

he told officers he had had(sic) consumed two drinks

He later released a statement saying he was "deeply sorry for the events of last evening,"

11 posted on 10/13/2011 11:12:21 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Don’t these politicians realize that if they’re in favor of gun rights for the citizen, the anti-gun gun grabbers are WATCHING them closely? . . and why can they not BEHAVE themselves in light of this?


12 posted on 10/13/2011 11:21:22 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

The premise of the article is that since he was drunk and armed, we must do away wioth guns.
Always trust AP and the haters of the 2nd Amendment to pull that kind of propagandistic crap.


13 posted on 10/13/2011 11:22:11 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Many elected officials (of both parties) are notoriously arrogant, and think they are above the law.


14 posted on 10/13/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Media is going to run with this, because in their pea brains this proves that only cops should have guns and citizens certainly shouldn’t be able to carry at restaurants/bars serving alcohol.


15 posted on 10/13/2011 11:29:45 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Assuming the arrest was righteous, I can only say that it is a really bad idea for an CCW holder to carry while drinking. If the booze is so important, leave the gun elsewhere.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 11:30:31 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: razorback-bert

In Minnesota, the blood alcohol limit while carrying is %.04

Which roughly translates into gargling with Listerine.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 11:32:47 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Spartan79

In Tennessee, it was probably just a democrat operative who had been following Todd around for days, trying to get something to call the cops in for. Democrats in Tennessee are beyond corrupt. They believe they are our overlords and cannot stand that voters are the sovereigns, for at least a year or two more.


18 posted on 10/13/2011 11:32:54 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
Democrats in Tennessee are beyond corrupt. They believe they are our overlords...

True dat!

19 posted on 10/13/2011 11:38:40 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Twinkie

Even if you are not a politician, a concealed carry permit is a precious thing. During the training course, the instructure warned us multiple times, alcohol + gun = no more permit.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 11:55:09 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

instructor

instructure?????


21 posted on 10/13/2011 11:57:15 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Darksheare

“The premise of the article is that since he was drunk and armed, we must do away with guns.”

*******************

This is all just a bunch of fear-mongering. Thinking that they could take away our guns is just like saying they could take away all our booze. That could NEVER happen. /s


22 posted on 10/13/2011 12:02:29 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: 21twelve

LOL, I note your sarc tag.


23 posted on 10/13/2011 12:11:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: 21twelve
First battle flag of Texas.

(sarc noted)

24 posted on 10/13/2011 12:19:20 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Darksheare

The sad part is that we often seem to take these freedoms for granted, and think that we always will have them. Like the freedom to buy (or not) our own health insurance.


25 posted on 10/13/2011 12:24:25 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: 21twelve

I like to ask the antigun zealots where their First Amendment license is.
They usually bluster that they don’t need one.
I respond back with, “Then why do I need a license for guns under the Second?”


26 posted on 10/13/2011 12:27:44 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: deoetdoctrinae; mvpel
An Armed state rep drinks and drives.

<rant>
No offense intended, but I hate mindless prohibitionist sloganeering, such as the one you repeated above.

Technically speaking, he did not 'drink and drive' because no open container was present in the car at the time of his arrest.

If you want to be accurate, he drank, then drove.
</rant>

27 posted on 10/13/2011 12:51:32 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Darksheare

****** “ I like to ask the antigun zealots where their First Amendment license is.
They usually bluster that they don’t need one.
I respond back with, “Then why do I need a license for guns under the Second?” “ *****

EXCELLENT ... I’m stealing and using that one

TT


28 posted on 10/13/2011 1:02:27 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Darksheare

Absoulutely... If even one person craps their pants, why, we ALL gotta wear diapers.

This type of “thinking” is practically ingrained and rarely even cause for comment.


29 posted on 10/13/2011 1:49:25 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: TexasTransplant; Freedom4US

Another Freeper awhile ago pointed out that you don’t need a license for your First Amendment rights.
Feel free to steal it!


30 posted on 10/13/2011 4:50:48 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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