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Tennessee politicians hope gun bill won't hurt Volkswagen chances
AP ^ | January 20th, 2013 | ERIK SCHELZIG

Posted on 01/20/2013 2:25:48 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Edited on 01/20/2013 2:31:40 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

NASHVILLE-- Efforts to land the assembly of another Volkswagen model in Tennessee have been kicked into high gear following the German automaker's unveiling of its CrossBlue SUV prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week.

Officials hope their chances won't be undermined by renewed efforts in the state Legislature to enact a law to guarantee employees the right to store firearms in vehicles parked at work.


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1 posted on 01/20/2013 2:25:54 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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Volkswagen, which has given largely glowing reviews of its experience in Tennessee, has spoken out against the guns proposal as hurting the company's security efforts at the plant. ....

So build them in California or NY where its "safe" and will cost much much more.
2 posted on 01/20/2013 2:30:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

To be quite honest Volkswagens arent what they used to be.

Their record inthe last few years hasn’t been that good and some of their models require premium gasoline. Be sure to ask before you buy one.


3 posted on 01/20/2013 2:43:07 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why don’t they name it something stupid like Tenuog to go along with Tiguan and Toureg.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 2:44:41 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

how much are you willing to sell your freedom for?


5 posted on 01/20/2013 2:53:14 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Venturer

Be that as it may, Volkswagen sales were up 35% in 2012 over 2011, easily the biggest gain of the larger brands.


6 posted on 01/20/2013 2:54:42 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: paul51
Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766)

Good stuff with an appropriate answer to the final question.

Q. What used to be the pride of the Americans?

A. To indulge in the fashions and manufactures of Great Britain.

Q. What is now their pride?

A. To wear their old clothes over again, till they can make new ones.

7 posted on 01/20/2013 2:57:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Venturer

Well, one thing I know for sure is that the Passat TDI doesn’t require premium gasoline. :>)


8 posted on 01/20/2013 2:57:55 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: jjotto
Be that as it may, Volkswagen sales were up 35% in 2012 over 2011, easily the biggest gain of the larger brands.

That is merely another indicator of the decline of our society. IMHO, the greatest percentage of liberal (indicated by Obama stickers on the car) a******* on the road drive VW's.

TS

9 posted on 01/20/2013 2:59:29 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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100% polician BS.

the employeer does not control the content of a vehicle.


10 posted on 01/20/2013 3:02:10 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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If Hitler’s People’s Wagons doesn’t want to do business in TN, then we know exactly who our enemy is.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 3:02:16 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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they are practically giveing those things away.

they can’t sell them. In europe driving a german car makes you a target.


12 posted on 01/20/2013 3:05:02 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: The Shrew

Maybe years ago, but doesn’t look that way to me these days. Even Volvos have lost their counter-culture appeal.

Prius of course, Subarus and Saturns, Scions and Saabs have long-ago replaced VWs and Volvos among the politically correct crowd.

Although the average person these days acts like a lib, so maybe you’re right.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 3:07:28 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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Although the average person these days acts like a lib, so maybe you’re right.

Thanks, I'll keep my F-150 Crew cab with the USMC Plates, Parent of a Marine - bumper sticker, and on the other side a "Live Free or Die" bumper sticker - as if I'm not already on enough lists.

Semper Fi,

TS

14 posted on 01/20/2013 3:25:57 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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“law to guarantee employees the right to store firearms in vehicles parked at work.”

Seems like a misguided law to me. Private property owners ought to be able to tell others what they can and cannot do on the owner’s property, including bringing or carrying a firearm. It would then be the potential employee’s decision whether to work there or not. The government shouldn’t be promoting one freedom at the cost of restrictions another.


15 posted on 01/20/2013 3:45:59 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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Well, they could repent and replace the cup holder with a holster. I’m sure that will improve their image.


16 posted on 01/20/2013 3:49:17 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Realistic headline:

“Democrat media sluts try to keep new VW plant out of Tennessee”


17 posted on 01/20/2013 3:50:44 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Sorry, but a warrant is required to search my vehicle, no matter where it’s parked.


18 posted on 01/20/2013 3:52:29 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Venturer

Actually, VW’s reliability record has improved significantly in the last few years.


19 posted on 01/20/2013 3:52:29 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: longtermmemmory

But an employer can control what an employee (or anyone else) can bring on to the employer’s property, including the parking lot.


20 posted on 01/20/2013 4:00:44 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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