|Published: 9:27 AM, 02/04/2013
Author: Tommy Wilson
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
OK, I keep saying I am not going to
write another word about the issue of gun control, but then something
comes up that is so stupid and possibly dangerous, I can't let it
State Rep. Joe Carr R-Murfeesboro, has
introduced a bill in the state house making it a Class A misdemeanor
for any public employee, official, or firearms dealer to attempt to
enforce any federal law or executive order passed since Jan. 1, 2013
that attempts to "ban or restrict ownership of a semi-automatic
firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition" or "require any
firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition to be registered in any
Both Sen. Mike Bell and Rep. John
Forgety said they had had several e-mails or people stop them in the
post office and drug store to register their concern.
What about the thousands of people who
did not call, e-mail or stop them in the drug store? Is Bell and
Forgety assuming the non-callers concur with those you heard from? Well, I did not contact you and I do not concur!
But beyond that, is Rep. Carr so out of
touch that he thinks it is a good use of the legislative time and
money to introduce a bill and go through the process of circulating
it to the other members of the Tennessee legislative body, when there
is not a snowball's chance of it standing up against the Federal
law? It is a waste of effort and makes Tennessee look like we are
about to start the war between the states all over again. This is an
obvious attempt to collect votes rather than do what is best for the
state of Tennessee and the country.
The next thing you know Rep. Carr will
be trying to dig George Wallace up and have him rehash his speeches
about states' rights. Wallace got Alabama a lot of attention it did
not need with those speeches, which, by-the-way, sound a lot like the
current Republican positions on government. For those of you do not
know, Wallace was a Democrat who usually ran for governor (and won) in Alabama without Republican opposition. The Democratic primary was
Subscribe to The Advocate and Democrat by clicking SUBSCRIBE.
Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Advocate and Democrat by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting
your email address next to "Add Me" near the top left corner.