May 22, 2007

A BACKDOOR EFFORT to derail gun-carry legislation in Tennessee.

A.C. Kleinheider comments: “It is not just about killing the bill, though, it is about avoiding the floor vote. This is Tennessee after all. Yes, Democrats in urban centers would have no problem voting against a bill that extends gun rights. However, the Democratic caucus is not composed chiefly of those kinds of Democrats. The General Assembly has many, many rural legislators who simply cannot vote against a bill like Niceley’s. They may want to personally and most assuredly the party fathers and fundraisers would want them to but, if they want to stay elected, they cannot.”

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