Posts Tagged ‘TN’
A guy driving through Monterey, Tennessee got pulled over for speeding and the officer took $22,000 in cash because he said the driver “couldn’t prove it was legitimate.”
The idiots at David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, Tennessee, have sentenced a 10-year-old boy to lunch at the “silent table”
for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun.
Yes, he’s getting punishment because of a piece of pizza. The school says he’s in trouble not because of the pizza, but because of the threats they say he made.
Threats with a piece of pizza.
“I realize some might say we are going overboard but the principal is just trying to use an abundance of caution and send the message that we don’t play about guns and it’s not something we joke around about,” [James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District] said.
The school’s principal is Steve Luker. He decided that this was an appropriate response.
If the threat had been made with a banana instead of this improvised gun-shaped piece of food, would Principal Steve Luker have locked the place down and called the tactical response unit?
Thank God David Youree Elementary School in the Rutherford County School District is watching out for our kids. You might think they’ve gone “overboard,” but if it saves just one kid from being shot to death with a piece of pizza, it will be worth it.
Let this be a warning to those who would shoot others with gun-shaped pieces of pizza.
What idiots. Being paid with public funding.
The third and final deer hunt of 2011 on the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge reservation was held over the weekend, and 80 deer were taken.
That brings the total for the three weekend hunts to 321 deer — 177 bucks and 144 does, according to info provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Of that total, three deer were retained at the checking station because they had too much radioactive contamination, the lab said.
So if a buck has two 4-point heads, is it an 8-point?
Answer: To fend off the guy with the shotgun.
Around 11:20 p.m., two men armed with guns walked into the Holland House restaurant on West Eastland Avenue and ordered everyone in the building to the floor. Capt. Chris Taylor with the Metro Police Department said there were 30 to 40 people inside the restaurant at the time of the robbery…
The gunmen were wearing pantyhose over their faces during the robbery, said police. One of the men was armed with what was described as a sawed-off shotgun, and the other had a pistol, police said. Both gunmen were described as black, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds.
Obviously the robbers were unaware of the strict “no guns” policy at the establishment. Despite this faux pas, they made off with lots of customers’ cell phones and cash from the register. Local police suspect that the pair may be responsible for a recent string of armed robberies in the area.
Apparently the place is a sort of hipster bar, so the “don’t go to the sort of places where you think you’d need a gun” rule doesn’t apply.
Rather, the “bad guys with guns prefer to go to places where the good guys aren’t allowed to have guns” rule is in effect.
(via Wall of the City)
While I applaud the NRA’s commitment to those with a solid pro-gun rights record and I am glad that they’re not just a GOP sock puppet, this isn’t going to sit well with a lot of people.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but tread carefully here. Dem majorities are still Dem majorities.
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — An armed man was fatally shot by deputies Monday at an east Tennessee high school after he went inside and pointed a gun at the principal’s head, a sheriff said.
Well done, deputies!
But there’s another interesting tidbit:
[The gun man] Cowan entered the school with a .380-caliber semiautomatic and a .25-caliber handgun in his back pocket, Anderson said. The sheriff said that after Cowan grabbed the principal, Melanie Riden, and pointed the semiautomatic at her head, student resource officer Carolyn Gudger pulled her gun on Cowan and moved the principal to safety. [emphasis Murdoc's]
What sounds like a bit of a standoff followed, and deputies shot Cowan after he pointed his gun at Gudger.
Not only did an armed individual prevent a school attack, but the deputies didn’t seem to have trouble knowing who the good guys and the bad guys were. We keep being told that armed people in schools won’t help and will just make it tougher for the authorities to do their jobs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Wednesday he expects lawmakers to once again override his veto of bill to allow handgun carry permit holders to bring weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
The Senate was expected to vote Thursday on whether to turn back the Democratic governor's veto, which takes only a majority in both chambers of the General Assembly.
Bredesen laughed when asked by a reporter whether he would be surprised to see lawmakers reject the veto.
“Not in the least,” he said. “Not in the least.”
Here’s a nice evenhanded headline for you:
Tennessee law lets thugs pack heat
A violent past doesn’t necessarily prevent a Tennessean from getting a gun permit
This is just the latest example of media excitement over non-felons not prevented from getting permits that felons can’t get. Understand? This man, who is NOT A FELON, got a permit that FELONS CANNOT GET.
And this, says the media, is reason for concern.
Fletcher is one of them, despite his repeated run-ins with the law. Several felony charges over the years that would have disqualified him for a gun permit were either reduced to misdemeanors or dismissed.
In other words, he was NOT CONVICTED of a felony.
This type of scare story, about how not being a felon was a loophole that allowed some folks not be classed as felons, was all the rage in Florida for a while.
If people don’t like people with rough pasts plea bargaining themselves out of a felony conviction and then getting guns, get the people with rough pasts convicted of a felony when they’re charged with one. Don’t pretend it’s some sort of loophole.
More than $200 million collected from cell phone users for upgrades to the 911 system has been diverted in the last two years to plug state budget holes, keep campaign promises and, in at least one case, buy police uniforms, an Associated Press analysis has found.
Never, ever rely only on the authorities to keep you safe or help you when you need it. Especially if anyone in power has campaign promises to keep.
Oregon, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Tennessee are among the states that have dipped into their 911 money recently. New York and Rhode Island have been diverting their funds for at least five years. States started collecting the funds in the 1990s.
In the fiscal year that ended in June 2008, Rhode Island collected $19.4 million in 911 fees and used $5.8 million for 911. The rest went to the state’s general fund.
If only politicians would make campaign promises to upgrade the 911 system, they could raid the 911 upgrade funds to keep their promise to upgrade the 911 system.
Last month, the state of Tennessee’s General Assembly passed House Bill 1796, the “Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act,” which states that any firearms or ammunition manufactured within the state and legally owned and kept within the state by citizens are “not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration” due to provisions in the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
The ATF, unsurprisingly, takes a slightly different view of things.