Tag Archives: National Rifle Association

Another Tennessee Child Unintentionally Shot With An Irresponsibly Stored Gun

Friday afternoon in Lebanon, a 10-year-old boy unintentionally shot himself with his parent’s loaded, unlocked gun. The boy’s older brother called 911. The children’s parents were not home. The boy was last listed in stable condition but faces multiple surgeries. The shooting in Memphis came just over a month after the last accidental shooting involving a child. On March 27th

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NRA AND TFA FAVORITE COURTNEY ROGERS DELIVERS BIZARRE RANT ON HOUSE FLOOR REFERS TO PEOPLE AS “LIGHT MEAT AND DARK MEAT”

In 2012 and 2014, the National Rifle Association and Tennessee Firearms Association spent over $100,000 to elect and support Representative Courtney Rogers. Most of the money was spent to oust Republican Debra Maggart in the primary. Maggart, a Republican and lifelong NRA member with an A+ rating, ran afoul of the gun lobby after she sided with business owners and

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SENATORS LAUGH AT CONCERNS OF UTK FACULTY; VOTE FOR CAMPUS CARRY BILL AND AGAINST OPT-OUT AMENDMENT

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 28 to 5 to pass SB2376 by Sen. Mike Bill. The bill requires all Tennessee public colleges and universities to allow permit-holding faculty and staff to carry guns on campus. Pointing out that there is a “diversity of opinion” on the issue of allowing guns on campus, Sen. Lee Harris offered an amendment would have

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Committee forgets to call expert witnesses until after vote is taken

Legislators are determined to pass a law that will allow employees, staff, and faculty who are permit holders to carry guns on all public college and university campuses.  All state post-secondary institutions are overseen by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The legislation has been opposed by every stakeholder – campus police, law enforcement, college presidents, the Tennessee Board of Regents, student

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Days After MaKayla’s Law Voted Down, another Tennessee child is accidentally shot by another child

On Friday afternoon in Memphis, an 11-year-old little girl was accidentally shot by a friend who was playing with a gun. As of this morning, she remains in critical condition. The shooting in Memphis came less than a week after the last accidental shooting involving a child. On March 19th, a 14-year-old Nashville boy was injured after unintentionally shooting himself.

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