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  • Pro-Life Voters in Tennessee Need to Vote for Amendment 1 to Stop Abortions

    11/02/2014 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Next Tuesday more is at stake than control of the United States Senate, important as it is. One example is Tennessee’s “Amendment 1,” which is on the ballot and is intended to neutralize a 2000 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In that 4-1 ruling the Court found, “A woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is a vital part of the right to privacy guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.” As a result, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. tennessee3The proposed language to be added says, “Nothing in...
  • Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant

    10/16/2014 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant By Robert Farago on October 16, 2014 “Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook,” benswann.com reports. More specifically, “in January of 2013, Secret Service agents working out of the Nashville field office visited the home of the resident who made the Facebook postings and knocked on his door. Then, an...
  • TN: Armed "Good Samaritan" Defends Self, in the Middle of a "Domestic"

    09/25/2014 4:33:54 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case reported from Antioch, Tennessee, a domestic argument ends with a stranger being drawn into a potentially deadly encounter.     The accused and a woman were arguing, and the accused told her to to get out of the car on the Interstate.   A stranger, seeing a woman walking on the Interstate, stopped to ask if she needed help.   Shortly after, the accused came back, stopped, drew a pistol and pointed it at the two.   The stranger drew his own gun, words were exchanged, and the accused drove off.   No shots were fired. Talk to any police officer, and...
  • Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

    08/16/2014 7:32:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | TRAVIS LOLLER - Associated Press -
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to search the apartment or to arrest anyone inside, according to court documents
  • Republicans Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

    08/08/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    One of the most universal lessons of sports prediction is that margins matter. An NFL team that wins a number of games by less than a touchdown might get banner headlines for its clutch performance. But a team’s record in close games is mostly just luck. A football team that thrives on winning close games is likely to see its luck revert to the mean and start losing its fair share of them. The same is true in baseball, basketball and most other sports. (SNIP) In fact, the average share of the primary vote received by Republican incumbent senators so...
  • TN:Another Restaurant Welcomes Armed Citizens

    07/22/2014 9:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This sign is posted on three doors of the Shiloh Brew and Chew in Maryville, TN A Tennessee restaurant is welcoming armed citizens.   The decision was made after the owner read about a convenience store manager that was shot after putting up a "No Weapons Allowed" sign, and after she lost business because some customers thought that she did not allow armed citizens inside.   From wbir.com: "They had put up a sign that said 'No Weapons Allowed' and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later. The convenience store manager was shot," said Floyd. "And that got me thinking....
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. “My son has...
  • VA SCANDAL: Disabled, homeless veteran living in car; Memphis VA says it can’t

    06/24/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies
    WVLT ^ | 6/18/14 | NA
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A disabled veteran and father is living out of his car, because he said the Memphis VA will not help him. Lonnie Whitfield was living with a friend, but ran out of options when that person decided to move. The VA sent WREG a statement explaining the programs they have in place to help people like Whitfield. They have vouchers for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing Program, or HUD-VASH as it is called. However, they only had 380 vouchers for the Memphis and Jackson areas, and said they are currently...
  • The Battle of Athens (Tennessee) A Case Study in Grassroots Restoration of the Rule of Law

    06/18/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 5/3/12 | Mark Alexander
    As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in reverence of my home state’s distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the “Volunteer State” have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage. Even our state’s nickname was earned in recognition of the valiant service of volunteer soldiers during the War of 1812,...
  • Metro officer reportedly goes to work drunk, 3 decommissioned

    06/14/2014 8:21:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WRKN ^ | Jun 14, 2014 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Metro police officer and two of his supervisors were decommissioned after he reportedly showed up to work drunk. Nathan Silvers, 33, was taken into custody on a $2,000 bond Saturday afternoon. He has been charged with DUI for driving his personal vehicle to work while reportedly intoxicated, unlawful gun possession while under the influence of alcohol, and violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test. According to a press release, Silvers went to the South Precinct at 10:45 p.m. Friday night for his midnight shift. He was supposed to...
  • Chattanooga Tea Party To Host U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Carr

    05/12/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | May 12, 2014 | Staff
    US Senate Candidate Representative Joe Carr will be the featured speaker Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Tea Party monthly meeting. The meeting will take place at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, just south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery). Rep. Carr is a conservative state representative from Lascassas in Middle Tennessee who has served three terms in the Tennessee state legislature. "Rep. Carr is a strong advocate for limited government, the Constitution and states’ rights and has established a steady reputation for life and the 2nd Amendment,"...
  • Constitutional Carry possible in Tennessee?

    04/14/2014 5:29:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Knoxville Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 April, 2014 | Liston Matthews
    Today, the Tennessee Senate passed SB2424, a Vermont* style, permit-less open-carry bill. This bill would further restore the basic human right to self-defense in Tennessee. The question is, will the House follow suit? The companion bill, HB2409, if passed, would give Governor Haslam the opportunity to make good on the promise he made in a Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) meeting on October 18, 2010, on Vermont Style Carry.Here is a transcription of part of that meeting:TFA member, If the legislature were to pass a Vermont style carry, and bring it to you, would you sign it? Candidate (Knoxville Mayor) Haslam,...
  • Marsha Blackburn To "Test The Waters" For 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 91 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | SCOTT CONROY
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 -- if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics. Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid. "If there's a door to kick down, she's willing to kick it down," the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what...
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • Tennessee on the Edge of Repealing Knife Ban

    03/26/2014 6:11:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Knives are arms protected by the second amendment. In  1958 the U.S. government banned the interstate sale of switchblade  knives.   It was a stupid law that accomplished nothing but to inconvenience law abiding people while setting another in a long line of incremental precedents toward unlimited federal power.  In 1958, the federal government still recognized that the commerce clause in the constitution did not grant it unlimited power, so the ban was only on interstate commerce, not on manufacture or possession.  Not surprisingly, its major proponent was a New York representative from New York City. In recent years,...
  • TN:Man saves mother's life by holding intruder at gunpoint

    03/13/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    local8now.com ^ | 6 March, 2014 | Hilary Magacs
    SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man accused of trying to rob an elderly Seymour woman, only to have the victim's son hold a gun to his head, has been charged. Colin Patrick Lynch, 29, of Knoxville, is charged with especially aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated assault. Bond amounts and the court date have not yet been set. Kenny Guffey said he was driving home from work around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he called is 83-year-old mother, Christine Guffey. "We were talking probably ten minutes and then all of the sudden her voice panicked and she said, 'What...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Man Accused of Aggravated Child Abuse to Remain Behind Bars Until Court Date Due to ICE Detainer

    02/22/2014 10:26:29 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    WGNS/MPD Arrest Report #14-3194 ^ | February 21, 2014 | WGNS
    A 35-year old Murfreesboro man has been charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started from a call to the Department of Children Services advising that Antonio Moreno-Martinez had abused a small child that he was with after becoming angry. While we cannot release details of who that child was, we can say he is not related to the child. In the report that WGNS obtained, it states that the 35-year old was mad at the child because the child was not counting numbers correctly. The child had multiple bruises on his back, buttocks, face and neck when police got...
  • Union Vote In Chattanooga Shows Danger Of Card Check

    02/18/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Labor: Union bosses have contended for some time that a secret ballot isn't needed to unionize a workplace. All that's needed, they said, was employees' signatures on cards. But Chattanooga proved them wrong. For months the United Auto Workers have said a majority of workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had signed cards expressing their interest in unionizing. Why bother with a secret ballot when the workers had already spoken through the "card check" approval process? Before a much-anticipated and widely followed union-representation vote held last week, the AP reported that Gary Casteel, Tennessee-based regional director for the UAW,...
  • Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union

    02/15/2014 10:46:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Feb 2014
    Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation in a devastating defeat for the United Auto Workers union's effort to make inroads in the South. The 712-626 vote released late Friday was surprising for many labor experts and union supporters who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches. "This is like an alternate universe where everything is turned upside down," Cliff Hammond, a labor lawyer at in Detroit, told The Wall Street Journal, noting that companies usually fight union drives. "This...
  • Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant

    02/14/2014 2:16:38 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/14/2014 | Richard Cowan & Bernie Woodall
    P resident Barack Obama on Friday waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers. Obama's interjection in the war of words on Friday, albeit behind closed doors, underscored how much is stake in the three-day vote by VW's 1,550 hourly workers. The vote is due to end at 8:30 p.m. ET and the results could be announced soon after that. Obama said everyone was in favor of the UAW representing Volkswagen except for local politicians who "are more concerned about...
  • Roy Exum: How We Stop The Bullets

    02/02/2014 5:23:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    chattanoogan.com ^ | 24 January, 2014 | Roy Exum
    The same is true about people. “We now know that homicide and gun violence are overwhelmingly concentrated among serious offenders operating in groups: gangs, drug crews, and the like representing under half of one percent of a city's population who commit half to three-quarters of all murders.” Read it once more: “ … under half of one percent … commit half to three-quarters of all murders.” It is vitally important for us to realize the recent “worst of the worst” roundup had very little to do with race, yet to the uninformed it clearly appeared that only blacks were targeted....
  • Clerk with gun thwarts Knox convenience store robbery

    02/02/2014 1:16:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    knoxnews.com/news ^ | 27 January, 2014 | NA
    KNOXVILLE — A clerk at a Sunoco convenience store pulled a gun on a would-be robber Sunday evening, apparently thwarting the crime, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Beavers pulls health care bill (Tennessee anti-Obamacare bill)

    01/24/2014 8:20:51 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 7 replies
    Lebanon Democrat ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Sara McManamy-Johnson
    Wilson County’s Sen. Mae Beavers on Wednesday withdrew her bill tackling the Affordable Care Act. She said she did so to instead propose a simpler version closer in language to what other states are doing. “We made it much simpler, and that’s just that state employees cannot be commandeered to enact federal laws,” said Beavers following Wednesday’s senate session. The new bill, which is also called the Tennessee Health Care Freedom and ACA Noncompliance Act, is based on similar legislation already introduced in Georgia. It would still prohibit any cooperation by the state or its agencies in implementing or administering...
  • Nativity scene reborn at Memphis library

    12/08/2005 2:06:03 PM PST · by dukeman · 26 replies · 414+ views
    Library agrees to allow display of full nativity scene after ADF letter to library officials prompts mayor to make request BARTLETT, Tenn. - Officials with the Memphis Public Library System have agreed to allow figures representing the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the wise men back into a nativity scene on the Bartlett Public Library's community shelves. News of a letter to the library by an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund apparently prompted the mayor of the city of Bartlett to ask the library to reverse their decision to exclude the figures. "I'm sure just about everyone would rather...
  • Settlement for a Shackled Pregnant Woman

    10/18/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | JULIA PRESTON
    A detained Mexican woman who had been shackled to her hospital bed while giving birth in Nashville will receive $490,000 in a settlement and also has the prospect of a resident visa.The monetary settlement, which was approved on Tuesday by the council governing Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., closes a five-year legal battle that began when the woman, Juana Villegas, was arrested in July 2008 after a traffic stop in a Nashville suburb. And in an unusual move, a federal judge has urged immigration authorities to give Ms. Villegas a special visa that is generally offered to crime victims. The...
  • Cover TN Ending Jan 1, 2014

    10/16/2013 9:17:44 PM PDT · by RginTN · 9 replies
    News Channel5 ^ | Sep 06, 2013 | Adam Ghassemi
    In 2006, then-Governor Phil Bredesen signed CoverTennessee into law giving thousands of people not purged off TennCare access to some type of health care. It not only helped small business owners, but also struggling families and children. Fast forward to today the state says the looming Affordable Care Act means the program has to go away because it doesn't meet new federal guidelines that begin January 1st.
  • A Big Win in Tennessee

    10/15/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 6 replies
    GatesOfVienna.net ^ | October 14, 2013 | Baron Bodissey
    This heartening news just came in from the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ACT! For America. The anti-Shariah activists of Middle Tennessee managed to persuade the state textbook commission not to approve the purchase of high school textbooks that sanitize the history and doctrines of Islam. The efforts of these dedicated folks in Tennessee demonstrate that pushback can be effective. But you have to fight smart. You have to educate yourself, and join forces with other like-minded activists. You have to show public officials — who, after all, work for you — that you mean business, and you’re not going away....
  • TN:Homeowner Puts Burglar In The Hospital

    10/03/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Melissa Moon
    Police say the man was shot by a homeowner who caught him coming through his bedroom window. (snip) Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot a man as he was coming through his window. Police say the burglar tried to run for it, but the homeowner was able to get the drop on him and hold him in the backyard until officers arrived.
  • Church: ‘Jesus had two dads’ sign causing buzz around town (Nashville, Methodist church)

    09/18/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CNN via KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | 10:27 am, September 18, 2013 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    A sign in front of a church in Tennessee is causing quite a buzz in the community over its message. The sign at St. John’s United Methodist Church reads, “Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine.” …
  • TN:Anti-Freedom Sign Up, Down in Four Days

    08/10/2013 6:39:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Here is what happened at  a local bookstore in Tennessee, according to booksbikesboomsticksblog:    (now you see the anti-defense sign) Now you see it gone! Quite a bit more detail at the blog site.  It looks to be a pretty good one. This is what I have noticed all over the country.  Stores put up signs, realize that they are losing business and money, and take them down. The most resistant seem to be non-profits and government agencies. Dean Weingarten Link to Gun Watch
  • TN:16-Year-old Girl has Gun Snatched after She Stops Burglary

    08/02/2013 7:46:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An unusual case in Tennessee shows the utility of guns for home defense, as well as the danger of pursuing criminals alone.  A 16-year-old girl used her mothers pistol to prevent a criminal from entering the house. From  WKRN: Harvell eventually tried entering through one of the home's windows, that's when Davasha Chambers, 16, grabbed her mother's pistol and pointed it at him as he was halfway through the window.   The criminal left, and then is when the young woman made a tactical error.  She not only pursued the home invader, but she allowed him to get too close...
  • TN:Controversial gun activist arrested with 'silencer' (Video)

    07/31/2013 4:59:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    Leonard Embody, a gun activist whose open carrying and self-representation in the past have produced legal responses as well as no small amount of criticism from some “pro-gun” advocates, was arrested yesterday in Nashville and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, WKRN News 2 reported this morning. (snip UPDATE Per Leonard Embody, via email: The Form 3 paperwork for the silencer was in the sealed and locked rifle case. Tenn. law only requires the possessor "retain" the paperwork, not present it to the law enforcement officer upon demand. The NFA documents are federal tax forms. ------------The latest GUNS Magazine...
  • Man Shot And Killed By Wife Within 15 Minutes Of Being Released From Jail

    07/12/2013 12:05:49 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/12/2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    McMinn County (WBIR) - A Tennessee man was shot and killed by his wife last Saturday within 15 minutes of his release from jail. The man was arrested earlier in the day after police arrived on the scene at the Athens Super 8 Motel, responding to a report that Robert Vann Marshall, 34, was suicidal, armed and threatening to kill his wife and children.
  • Updated: Accused Burglar Shot by Homeowner Dies

    07/01/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 2 June, 2013 | Elise Preston and Matt Peace,
    (Shelby County, TN) An accused burglar shot by a homeowner has died at The Med. Deputies say 20-year-old Rashawn Calvin tried to break into a house Saturday night on Jonesy in Southeast Shelby County. Once inside, the homeowner shot him several times, including once in the head. The homeowner, who was inside with his son, will not face any charges. “The homeowner does not face any charges because he was protecting himself, his family and his home,” said Washington. Deputies say Calvin was not armed when he entered the house, but a weapon was later found inside his car. Deputies...
  • TN:Homeowner Shot While Exchanging Gunfire With Intruder

    06/27/2013 6:28:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 25 June, 2013 | Ashley Crockett
    (Tipton Co., TN) A homeowner was shot in the leg by an intruder early Tuesday. The alarm system and sounds of someone downstairs woke the homeowner, who grabbed a handgun and went to the stairs. That’s where he encountered an armed intruder, who began shooting at him. The homeowner said he returned fire, and was shot in the leg. He was taken to the Med for treatment. Authorities say some of the details provided to them are still unclear. Detectives are questioning people and tracking down possible leads. “This was a very violent situation where luckily the homeowner wasn’t injured...
  • TN:Burglary Suspect Charged After Being Shot By Homeowner

    06/22/2013 9:19:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    newschannel5.com ^ | 20 June, 2013 | NA
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A man has been charged after being shot by a homeowner during an alleged attempted burglary on Thursday morning. Murfreesboro Police charged 19-year-old Gage W. Dalling with one count of aggravated criminal trespass and two counts of burglary. The homeowner, Milton Heath, told police he was getting ready for his morning walk around 6:30 a.m. Thursday when he spotted a man trying to break into his home on W. Clark Boulevard. Heath grabbed his .22-caliber revolver and confronted the man, later identified as Dalling. Parkerson said Heath told him to keep his hands up, but when the...
  • TN:Homeowner Shoots And Chases Burglars

    06/21/2013 4:04:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Sabrina Hall
    (Memphis) Police say a man chased down a pair of burglars. The homeowner not only shot at them as they tried to break into his home, but actually followed them in his car to make sure they got caught. Two brothers are now in jail, charged with attempted burglary and attempted murder. “It all happened so fast,” said Mr. Hall. “They got out of the car and started shooting at me.” Not everyone would do what this man did. He didn’t want to be on camera and just wants to be called ‘Mr. Hall.” “How many times did they shoot...
  • TN:Home Invasion Suspect Shot

    06/02/2013 6:35:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 1 June, 2013 | Rachel Patterson
    (Shelby County) A home invasion suspect is in critical condition after getting shot in S.E. Shelby County. Shelby County Deputies were called to the scene in the 4400 block of Jonsey just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday night. When they arrived they found a male with multiple gunshot wounds. Shelby County Spokesperson, Chip Washington told WREG two suspects were trying to break into the home when someone from inside fired a gun, hitting one of the intruders. The other suspect is in custody but has not been charged at this time. We have a crew on the scene gathering information and...
  • Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished

    05/31/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | may 31, 2013 | byron tau
    A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam. Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, was quoted by the Tullahoma News this week suggesting that some inflammatory material on Islam might run afoul of federal civil rights laws. "We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected," Killian told the newspaper. Killian, along with the FBI special agent that runs the Knoxville office, are set to speak next...
  • Obama faces resistance in bid to unload popular southern utility giant

    05/29/2013 5:22:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | John Roberts
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Spring rains cascade over the lip of the Norris Dam in a torrent of white foam and spray. A hundred yards downriver from this concrete waterfall, people stop at the little park to record the scene on their smart phones or digital cameras. It is an image made for a postcard -- a remarkable marriage of nature and technology. And a centerpiece of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Created in 1933 by President Roosevelt, the TVA brought electricity to Appalachia, with the goal that wiring up Tennessee, parts of North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi would help bring prosperity...
  • TN:77-Year-Old Man Shoots Burglar

    05/26/2013 8:28:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Sabrina Hall
    (Memphis) An elderly man in South Memphis woke up to a burglar in his home.Police say he didn’t cower in fear, he shot the man hitting the burglar twice!The alleged criminal is OK but he might have learned a lesson!Mr. John Lewis says he was sleeping in his bedroom when he heard a noise out in his living room.He peaked out his bedroom and found himself face-to-face with a burglar, “He told me about three times ‘close your door or I will shoot you. I got a gun.”Lewis says he obeyed the burglar and went back in his bedroom, but...
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...
  • Senator Lamar Alexander – An Obama Waterboy

    05/20/2013 7:15:00 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 20, 2013 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Senator Lamar Alexander has been a thorn in Tennessee’s side since 1979. He is not a conservative Republican. In fact, truth be known, he has sided with Obama over 62% of the time. Right now he is acting as the bagman for his buddy, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and his great desire to tax the internet and put more small businesses out-of-business. First though, let’s look at Lamar’s history. He has worked in the private sector for only short periods of time. Lamar was Born in Maryville, Tennessee, which is only 20 minutes from where I live. He is a...
  • Freeper Bert Follows the Overmountain Men's Trail to King's Mountain

    05/06/2013 7:15:50 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies
    travelingwhenwecan blog ^ | This past year | Bert
    After I (Pharmboy) returned from King's Mountain (the wife and I stopped by there on the way back from attending my son's graduation from US Army Ranger School at Ft Benning), Bert told me that he and his wife would be following the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) from Eastern TN to King's Mountain, SC. I told Bert that I would love to see his account of the trip, and that I would also like to post it to FR: well, he did a terrific job on his blog, here are some excerpts. Go to the blog for more!...
  • Real objective of gun control

    04/30/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    elkvalleytimes.com ^ | 29 April, 2013 | Scott DesJarlais
    Last week, shortly after a key provision of the Senate gun control bill was voted down, former Senior Advisor to the President David Axelrod took to Twitter to announce his displeasure over the bi-partisan opposition to this legislation. Mr. Axelrod Tweeted “No Senator who heeled today on the NRA’s command should have the gall to issue mournful statements the next time gun violence strikes.” This comment is distasteful as it is illogical. It is especially offensive because the efforts by the White House and their allies are more about winning an ideological battle than truly addressing the underlying causes of...
  • NRA T-Shirt Is Back in School, in Multiple Copies

    04/24/2013 2:05:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 99 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 23 April, 2013 | Eugene Volokh
    Several readers had e-mailed me about the story of a 14-year-old who was apparently told that he couldn’t wear an NRA T-shirt (which depicted a rifle), and then arrested when the dispute escalated. Yesterday, he was apparently back in school (see ABC News and Washington Times) wearing the shirt, and many classmates are wearing the shirt, too. From the Washington Times account: Jared Marcum, 14, was joined by about 100 other students across Logan County who wore shirts with a similar gun rights theme in a show of support for free speech. Ben White, the Charleston lawyer representing the Logan...
  • Report: Homeowner shoots, hits tire; burglary suspects flee, found later

    04/22/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    oakridgetoday.com ^ | 9 April, 2013 | John Huotari
    Melton Hill Drive property Saturday, authorities said. He hit a tire. But the trio was able to escape in the black car—at least temporarily, authorities said. The three were arrested later after a search that included the Clinton Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, and a Knox County Sheriff’s Department helicopter, the CPD said in a news release posted on its website. It all started when Jimmy Foster, the Melton Hill Drive homeowner, returned home Saturday and found the black Taurus in his driveway as well as people allegedly loading what appeared to be his property into the vehicle, the...
  • TN:Local Gun Owners Rally for 2nd Amendment Rights

    03/31/2013 9:05:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    clarksvillenow.com ^ | 30 March, 2013 | Lee Erwin
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The parking lot in front of Freedom Deli at 2088 Lowes Drive in Clarksville was filled Friday, March 29 with over 200 supporters of the 2nd Amendment at a Rally for the rights of gun owners. Tennessee State Senator Mark Green spoke from the back of a truck and lent his support to the cause, beginning by reading from the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be...
  • Tennessee Knife Rights Bill Stuck - CALL or Write Today!

    03/28/2013 9:51:52 AM PDT · by marktwain
    kniferights.org ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Knife Rights
    March 27, 2013: HELP US MOVE TENNESSEE KNIFE RIGHTS BILL: Knife Rights has just received word that HB0581, a Knife Rights requested bill that would enact Knife Law Preemption, repeal Tennessee's antiquated ban on automatic knives (switchblades) and repeal the the state's four-inch knife length limitation, is being held in the Tennessee House Ways and Means Committee. If you live, work or travel in Tennessee, please call Ways and Means Committee Chairman Mike Harrison at 615-741-7480 and politely request that he move HB0581 to a vote in the committee. If you get voice mail please leave a message for him...