Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tennessee Open Carry Defeated

Washington Times

A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits was overwhelmingly defeated a House subcommittee on Monday night.

The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 against the measure sponsored by Rep. Micah Van Huss. The Jonesborough Republican later told reporters that he will abandon an effort to bypass committees and call the bill for a full floor vote.

“I’m going to withdraw that, because they killed it fairly,” Van Huss said. “They killed it fair and square.”
The unusual step of calling a bill directly to a floor vote would have required the support of 66 representatives in the 99-member chamber.

Under current law, permit holders who undergo background checks and special training can carry firearms both openly and concealed. The bill sponsored by Van Huss would have allowed firearms to be carried openly by anyone legally allowed to own a gun.

The full Senate had passed its version of the bill on a 25-2 vote last week.


  1. It's so cute how you call people idiots who stand up for their rights. It makes me wonder who would stand up for you if the need arose.

    1. It's not a right if they fairly voted it down. In fact it's a crime. Poor boy has to live with the laws his fellow countrymen have democratically voted on. Boo, Hoo. But I can count on GC and his criminal thinking to continue to call it a right and we are evil for following the law, as good citizens do.

    2. Then Anonymous, how about we hold a vote right now to decide if you get to speak your mind? If the majority voted no, would you see that as just?

    3. More of your ridiculous comparisons. Go ahead, have that vote. But don't limit it to MY rights, include everyone, including yourself.
      Meanwhile try adhering to the laws your fellow countrymen have democratically voted on, instead of your usual criminal approach to laws YOU disagree with. Don't like the law, change it, you have the right to attempt that. You don't have a right to ignore, or break the law, that just makes you a criminal.

    4. So you choose to dodge the point. Fine. Did you say the same thing about civil rights activists who entered the whites only part of restaurants, buses, and water fountains?

    5. I did not dodge and yes but Mike won't post it.

    6. I do believe this is the first time that you've gone on record about anything. Perhaps there was another time, but I don't recall. But let's be clear: Are you saying that you would have told civil rights demonstrators in the 50s and 60s that they should not refuse to give up their seats on buses, that they should wait for a vote to change signs on water fountains, that they should not have marched, sat in, or otherwise disrupted the flow of ordinary life to demand their rights?

  2. Seems your "side" is losing quite a few these days.