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Here's a happy tale from Memphis, where yesterday the Shelby County Commission joined many more local governments in choosing to "opt out" of the state's new guns-in-parks law. According to the Commercial Appeal
, a Tennessee Firearms Association attorney named Hal Rounds threatened to sue the county if someone was hurt in a park because they couldn't whip out their gun to fend off danger. From the article:
He cited the hypothetical example of a mother unable to stop a dog that was mauling her toddler because of the gun ban: "I'm looking forward to some grisly thing like that happening so we can (file the suit and protect others)."
That formulation seemed to offend some commissioners, including Mike Carpenter, who said he hoped that Rounds had misspoken.
He said Rounds seemed to be "looking forward to someone in our parks being savaged so he can sue us. I think it's despicable."