A Tennessee Senate committee has approved legislation to protect lawful gun owners who wish to store firearms in their locked vehicles on college campus parking lots.
Senate Bill 1991, introduced by Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey, effectively expands Tennessee’s two-year-old parking-lot protection law by declaring, “No public post-secondary institution shall take any adverse or disciplinary action against an employee or student … for such person’s transportation and storage of a firearm or ammunition in compliance with [the parking-lot protection law] while on or using a parking area located on property owned, used or operated by the postsecondary institution.”
Nine states currently allow Right-to-Carry permit holders to exercise their Second Amendment rights on college campuses, but Tennessee isn’t among them ... yet.
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Jackie Mason Has A Question For Michael Bloomberg
In an interview Sunday with Aaron Klein on AM970’s “The Answer,” Tony Award-winning comedian Jackie Mason posed a question for anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg:
“He’s standing there with 12 bodyguards, telling you that you shouldn’t have a gun to protect you, while he has 12 guys protecting him! As if his life counts, but yours is not important? If guns are not important and nobody should have a gun to protect himself, why does Bloomberg have 12 bodyguards? Why doesn’t he stand there with 12 rabbis? Why do they have guns? Instead of guns they should have pastrami sandwiches.”
Perhaps if Bloomberg decides to run for the presidency, someone in the media will finally address his apparent hypocrisy by asking this question face-to-face.
Sheriff Blames Beyoncé Video For Rise In Violence
Beyoncé debuted her new song “Formation” at halftime of the Super Bowl. In the video, she’s shown on the roof of a police car that is sinking in a sea of water. Another shot depicts a graffiti-laden wall pleading “Stop Shooting Us.”
Many have decried the video as anti-police. Members of the National Sheriff’s Association—watching the game during their annual meeting—even turned the performance off.
Now, a sheriff in Tennessee is blaming the video for the rise in violence against police officers. Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, in an email to The Tennessean, wrote that, “The senseless killing of four law enforcement officers just this week—on the heels of the anti-police ‘entertainment’ at the Sunday Super Bowl halftime show—reminds us that the men and women in law enforcement take a solemn oath that includes putting their lives on the line every day to protect our citizens.”
Kansas Gun Shop Fills Carry Classes For A Year
In response to President Barak Obama’s town hall meeting following his executive action on gun control, a Wichita, Kan., gun store owner decided to provide concealed-carry classes free of charge.
Ryan Pennock, owner of Thunderbird Firearms Academy, also wanted to give Kansans a chance to educate themselves on guns for free since many people are new to gun ownership.
According to Pennock, the majority of those signing up are new to guns. “I think that the response we saw and the time frame we saw it in indicates to you that there’s an awful lot of worried people out there,” he told radio station KWCH. The free courses, which were previously offered for $100, are now sold out all the way through the end of 2016.
Ohio Man Stops Home Invaders
A Lockland, Ohio, man is alive today thanks to owning a firearm and knowing how, and when, to use it.
According to police reports, on Tuesday afternoon the man was in his home when four people entered the residence and threatened to kill him with a knife. The homeowner grabbed his gun and shot one of the assailants in the chest, killing him.
The three other suspects were still on the scene when police arrived and were questioned. “He defends himself, quite naturally,” Lockland resident Dwayne Palmore told local media. “What would you do if somebody came in your home?”
Armed Memphis Man Thwarts Robber
A Memphis, Tenn., homeowner used his privately owned firearm to stop another man who was breaking into his home on Monday.
According to police reports, the homeowner said he found the other man breaking into his home. He grabbed his gun and fired one shot at the intruder, stopping the break-in on the spot.
The suspect ran away and was later found at a nearby medical facility, where he was seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. No charges had yet been announced at the time this report was compiled.