Skip to comments.Tennessee Senate votes for open gun carry without permit
Posted on 04/08/2014 1:56:45 PM PDT by don-o
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The state Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.
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Do not Haslam will sign it.
Do think maybe some can possible.
I dunno about that. Vote was 25-2.
The Tennessee governor can veto laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and has line-item veto authority for individual spending items included in bills passed by the legislature. In either situation, the governor’s veto can be overridden by a simple majority of both houses of the legislature. If a governor exercises the veto authority after the legislature has adjourned, the veto stands. It is uncommon for Tennessee governors to use their veto power, probably because it is so easy for the General Assembly to override a veto.
He was on Bloomberg’s mayors list in the past.
A half measure. Going all the way to Arizona gun laws shows that licensing of either open or concealed carry is just a waste of time and money. It achieves nothing. Just more rules to confuse, and honest citizens to be arrested for stupid reasons.
“There is a natural right to free speech, but we want to regulate the use of the letter ‘Q’, either by itself or within other words. And there’s a reason to do this. Nobody wants to see unlicensed speakers spouting ‘Q’ words all over the place.”
Progress IS being made. Not fast enough, of course.
Most rural counties do not have the manpower in the sheriffs department to get a response out in time to make a difference to a citizen in danger of harm.
Good step forward, Tennessee. If your governor will sign it. If Bloomie will let him.
Article 1The last is particularly important: a slung rifle is not wearing and therefore cannot be regulated — and while a holster might so be construed to be wearing the weapon, gun-in-hand is not.
That government being instituted for the common benefit, the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
That the people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures; and that general warrants, whereby an officer may be commanded to search suspected places, without evidence of the fact committed, or to seize any person or persons not named, whose offences are not particularly described and supported by evidence, are dangerous to liberty and ought not be granted.
That no man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed or deprived of his life, liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
That no person shall be put to answer any criminal charge but by presentment, indictment or impeachment.
That the citizens of this state have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime.