Friday, December 22, 2017

Tennessee Legislature Allows Guns, Bans Hand Signs

Tennesseans will be allowed to bring their guns to the new home of the legislature but must leave any hand-held signs behind, according to a recently implemented policy. The policy, which Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, approved Dec. 14, expressly prohibits "hand-carried signs and signs on hand sticks" because they "represent a serious safety hazard." ... Ken Paulson, who serves as president of Middle Tennessee State University's First Amendment Center and dean of the school's College of Media and Entertainment, said, "Any rational person would have to suspect that this is an attempt in part to limit dissent and to avoid embarrassment to lawmakers."

Comments

I guess the 2nd trumps the 1st.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-22 07:35 PM

So, the pen is scarier than the sword?

Free speech is more dangerous than bullets?

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-22 07:39 PM


... Tennesseans will be allowed to bring their guns to the new home of the legislature but must leave any hand-held signs behind, according to a recently implemented policy. The policy, which Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, approved Dec. 14, expressly prohibits "hand-carried signs and signs on hand sticks" because they "represent a serious safety hazard." ...

There is a reason why Republicans are always fighting against education and an informed electorate.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-22 07:44 PM


OK, I was curious ...
lmgtfy.com

Nothing particularly frightening.

Let's try this one...
lmgtfy.com

Well, that one's downright scary.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-22 07:48 PM

What are Tennessiums afraid of?

All they need is a good guy with a sign to stop the bad guys with a sign.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-23 10:33 AM

"expressly prohibits "hand-carried signs and signs on hand sticks" because they "represent a serious safety hazard.""

The worst thing is they're probably serious, and actually believe this crap.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-23 11:05 AM

The worst thing is they're probably serious, and actually believe this crap.

Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-23 11:05 AM | Reply

Education is a dangerous thing to some people so it makes sense.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-23 11:16 AM

They should just attach signs to their guns. That might make the legislature think more..

I'm all for gun rights, but there are just some place they shouldn't be...... bars, hospitals, schools, protest, legislature, etc..... Btw all place I think signs should be.

#8 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-12-23 11:58 AM

hmmm so what's next "T" shirts?

Seriously, who is gonna stop me if I got a political message written on my face with a marker? or a hat? or on my bare chest or back?

...or my favorite ... letters written on the breasts of bikini wearing women standing together to spell out something.

This was all done in the 60's... so I guess everything old is new again...

#9 | Posted by Pegasus at 2017-12-23 07:57 PM

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