Rep. Johnnie Turner, D-Memphis, wonders, if "God forbid, guns in churches" is next. Earth to Rep. Turner: There's no law against guns in churches now, and many churches across Tennessee actually actively encourage permit-holder members to have their firearm on them during church, in order to prevent a mass-shooting at church. There have been mass shootings at churches and houses of worship (including the Sikh temple in Wisconsin last year, a mega-church in Colorado a few years ago and, also, a church in Knoxville a few years ago. If I recall correctly, the shooting at Colorado's New Life Church was stopped by a member armed with her own personal firearm. Tennessee law does not ban carrying weapons in churches. Some states do, but Tennessee does not. Chances are, someone at Greater Middle Baptist Church, where Rep. Turner is a member (according to her official state bio page), is packing every Sunday.
A few years ago, we were treated to the liberal media and the anti-gun people promising us that we would see carnage and blood in the streets if "guns-in-bars" passed. (Misnamed - it simply allowed carry permit holders to keep their guns on them when eating in an establishment that serves alcohol, so long as they were not drinking alcohol.) The legislation passed and we have, unsurprisingly, NOT seen carnage and blood in the streets. Now the same liberal media and anti-gun people are warning we will see carnage and blood in the streets because law-abiding gun owners store their guns safely locked and out of sight in their cars while at work or visiting their kids at school or going shopping in a place that doesn't allow guns inside. Such hysterical warnings will prove to be unwarranted.
Do the B-Cycle rules & regs require the rider to wear a helmet? If so, that's going to cut down on ridership as most people aren't going to carry a helmet with them all the time just in case they get the urge to rent a B-Cycle bike.
Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, called the legislation “unprecedented in our country.”
Colorado bans camping on state capitol grounds.
Most - and probably all - states regulate where you can and can not set up a tent on public parks and public land. Try setting up your tent on the road or the pool patio at Fall Creek Falls - or right at the top of the falls. They will make you remove the tent, and it isn't a violation of your First Amendment rights.
The legislation does not evict Occupy Nashville or prevent them from being on the plaza 24 hours a day. It simply bans camping there - which makes sense because it isn't a camp ground.
You linked to that WSMV story regarding the 10-year-old Forest Hills girl's story that "ends happily" but was "a parent's worst nightmare."
Here's the story as told by the dad in a YouTube video:
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