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  • Teens charged after manual transmission thwarts Nashville carjacking

    08/05/2018 11:36:48 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    KNRN ^ | August 3, 2018 | WKRN Web Staff
    Two teenagers were arrested after attempting to carjack two vehicles in the Green Hills area Tuesday evening. The suspects, ages 15 and 17, first tried to steal the car of a woman parked in the Hill Center parking garage on Hillsboro Pike around 6:20 p.m. Metro police reported they ran up to her vehicle, one on each side, opened the doors and yelled for her to get out. They then tried to pull her out of the car, but she screamed and held down her car horn, causing them to run off. The victim sustained minor injuries in the struggle...
  • Poll: Marsha Blackburn Leads Phil Bredesen by 14 in Senate Race, 55 to 41

    07/20/2018 9:48:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tennessee Star Staff
    A poll released by Axios-Survey Monkey on Tuesday shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) leads Democrat Phil Bredesen by 14 points in the U.S. Senate general election, 55 percent to 41 percent among registered voters. Among likely voters, Blackburn’s lead over Bredesen is even greater, 58 percent to 40 percent. Axios-Survey Monkey conducted similar polls in 13 states where contested Senate races are underway. The overall polling reveals that Democrats will have an uphill climb in attempting to capture control of the U.S. Senate in the midterm 2018 election cycle. Democrats are hampered in their Senate races by having to...
  • Tennessee Law to Exempt County Commissioners from Gun Law takes effect on July 1

    06/21/2018 5:13:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Knoxville City-County Building On July 1, 2018, HB 1939, now Pu.. Ch. 880, will go into effect. The law creates a special exemption for county commissioners so they may legally exercise their Second Amendment rights in public buildings that contain courthouses. From wbir.com: A new Tennessee state law will go into effect at the beginning of July that will allow county commissioners to bring their handguns into buildings where meetings are held. Anderson County Commissioner Steven Mead is one commissioner saying he looks forward to July 1. "I won't have to leave my gun out where it can be...
  • AK-47 Used in Self Defense

    06/10/2018 4:56:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Sport Utility Rifles are very effective as home defense tools. They are easy to use, have sufficient power, and the magazine capacity to handle multiple assailants with standard capacity, commonly available magazines.  In this story from Memphis, Tennessee, a homeowner got into a gunfight with two armed burglars. From wmcactionnews.com: "I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage," he said. "When he saw me he notified the other individual that was with him, 'hey, they are here.'" That's the moment he said when the suspected burglars pulled out guns, but he was...
  • GOVERNOR CANDIDATE DIANE BLACK WANTS AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

    06/09/2018 10:40:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 95 replies
    Volunteer State Report ^ | June, 2018 | Volunteer State Report
    TENNESSEE – Republican candidate for Governor, Diane Black, has abandoned her public stance on immigration. The congresswoman has recently co-sponsored the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R.4760), a bill that the Heritage Foundation says offers amnesty to illegal immigrants.
  • Fugitive in the murder of Dickson Co, TN Deputy captured

    06/01/2018 11:41:04 AM PDT · by GoreFreeTN · 11 replies
    WSMV CH4 TV Nashville ^ | 6/1/2018 | Rebecca Cardenas
    DICKSON, TN (WSMV) - The TBI has confirmed that Steven Wiggins, who is accused of killing Sgt. Daniel Baker, was taken into custody Friday morning.According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Kevin Burch arrested Wiggins on Stinson Road, which is right at the Dickson-Hickman County line. Burch reportedly saw Wiggins on the edge of a wood line and approached him. Once he got closer to Wiggins, Burch recognized him, which is when he drew his weapon and ordered Wiggins to the ground. Wiggins was "obedient" and was arrested without incident, according to THP Colonel Derrick Stuart. Officials declined to comment...
  • Tennessee college senior defends posing for graduation picture with gun in her waistband

    04/10/2018 9:29:05 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 Apr 2018 | Anon
    A Tennessee college senior is sticking to her guns after posting a graduation photo in which she stares wistfully off-camera while lifting her "Women for Trump" T-shirt to expose a handgun in her waistband. Despite receiving what she called a surprising "amount of hate" on social media, Brenna Spencer, 22, says she has no regrets. “I know the Tennessee state gun codes. ... I carry everywhere that I’m allowed to carry," the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga student said in an interview. On Twitter, where Spencer's profile states that "political correctness offends me," she posted the provocative photo with the caption...
  • Tennessee: Bill to Prohibit use of State Funds for Federal Gun Control Enforcement

    01/18/2018 4:59:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Legislators in Tennessee have re-introduced bills in the House and Senate to prohibit state or local governments from using funds or personnel to implement or enforce any federal or international regulation of guns, ammunition, or accessories.  The bill is the same as one introduced in 2017.  The legislators even forgot to change the year for the bill's implementation. The Senate bill is SB0146, the House bill is HB1407. From the text of HB1407: (1) On or after July 1, 2017, no public funds of this state, or any political subdivision of this state, shall be allocated to the implementation,...
  • Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say

    09/24/2017 12:27:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 September, 2017 | Fox
    Authorities said one woman was killed and seven others were wounded after a 26-year-old African-American man wearing a ski mask opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday. The gunman, who officials said shot himself and was taken to a hospital, opened fire in Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. and fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference. The Nashville Fire Department called the incident “a mass casualty situation.” A church usher confronted the gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head." He told police he...
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • Woman charged with attempted murder of homeless man

    09/13/2017 4:41:12 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a homeless man in Nashville last month.
  • Tennessee Legislature Takes Action to Reduce Ineffective Gun Free Zones

    05/26/2017 6:10:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 May, 2017, the Tennessee Legislature sent bill HB0508 to Governor Haslam for action. The bill was very popular in the legislature. It passed the House 71-14, and the Senate 26 to 6. The essence of the bill is that it requires local and state government entities to use more than mere signs to ban firearms from their premises. The common sense approach is that signs merely stop law abiding people from carrying, while doing little to prevent people armed with ill intent from entering such facilities. The mechanism to enforce the bill is that of private lawsuits....
  • Tennessee Hearing Protection Act Passes Senate, Scheduled in House

    04/21/2017 6:05:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill in the Tennessee Legislature to remove the ban on gun mufflers (silencers, suppressors) has passed the senate with an overwhelming vote, 28-1 on April 3rd, 2017.SB 921 is the companion to HB 0011 in the House. The bill simply  removes  the sections of Tennessee statutes that define and include “silencers” as prohibited weapons. Here is the summary of the bill. From legiscan.com: As introduced, enacts the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act,” which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. – Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302. Those sections would be...
  • LIVESTREAM PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW IN TN

    http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2017/03/live-stream-president-donald-trump-holds-rally-in-nashville-tn-31517/ http://wate.com/live/
  • Contact TN Senators Alexander and Corker over nominations

    02/05/2017 4:40:27 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Please take a moment and urge our TN senators Alexander and Corker to SUPPORT President Trump's nominees of Gorsuch, DeVos and Sessions! https://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email
  • TN: Hearing Protection Act is introduced in Tennessee by Rep Tilman Goins

    02/01/2017 3:47:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A member of the Republican leadership in the Tennessee House of Representatives, Tilman Goins, has introduced a bill to reform archaic gun law. Tilman is the Majority Caucus Treasurer, and is a member of the Criminal Justice and Business and Utilities committees.  His bill TN HB0011 the "Hearing Protection Act" would simply remove "firearms silencer" from the list of prohibited weapons. If the bill is passed, it would go into effect on 1 July, 2017. These types of reforms have been very popular with legislatures over the last several years.  Josh Waldron, one of the founders of the American...
  • Tennessee Electors Pledge Not to Budge From Trump Support

    12/18/2016 10:42:29 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    Memphis Daily News via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Erik Schelzig
    A flood of emails, phone calls and letters isn't expected to influence the decisions of Tennessee's 11 members of the Electoral College when they cast their ballots... Donald Trump overwhelmingly carried Tennessee last month, and the state's Republican electors say they would wholeheartedly cast their ballots for Trump even if state law didn't require them to support the winner. [snip] "...I absolutely cannot ever see a reason why an elector would do anything different," Mumpower said. "And if they are inclined to, in my opinion, they should resign their position as an elector and allow for another one to be...
  • Huge fire forces evacuations at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, arson suspected (First Israel, Now US)

    11/30/2016 5:09:43 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 11-29-2016 | Staff
    A roaring 500-acre fire is threatening structures in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where officials have ordered mandatory evacuations. Roads near Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed, as firefighters battle the flames and gusty winds. There have been no fatalities so far, but three burn victims are in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the Tennessean reported. Officials suspect arson in the fire, which started over the weekend. More than 100 structures have been destroyed by the massive fire, including the home of Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.
  • (Live coverage MEMPHIS, TN) PROTESTERS MOVE OFF I-40 BRIDGE

    07/10/2016 8:57:41 PM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    This has been a 3 nearly 4 hr BLM protest, no violence, but they have broken the law by obstructing the I-40 Bridge that runs from Arkansas to Memphis. As of this posting the police and Billy Kyle Jr have slowly moved them first past 1 exit ramp, then off the bridge. Another group joined the original group. Both black and white protesters, many covering their faces. Mostly young blacks male and female. Demanding justice when they don't want Police in their neighbor hoods and the INJUSTICE SYSTEM is BROKEN!
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...