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Local election stuff

We have a lot going on in TN. We have a senate race happening where my choice of vote is for former Democrat Governor Bredesen. Bredesen actually signed a few pro-gun bills into law during his tenure. The Republican is Marsha Blackburn, who I’m generally not a fan of because she’s pretty flaky. I was disappointed to see Bredesen call for more gun control recently. So, I guess he’s right out.

For Governor, we have NRA endorsed Diane Black. She’s an otherwise entrenched local politician. And then, there’s Randy Boyd, who is trying to run like Trump. He has the whole successful businessman thing down. Though he was critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign. And his ads tout his pro-gun bona fides. I’m leaning toward him because he’s not a career politician.

For my local house district, I’m voting for Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. I’ve met him. He’s a good guy with definite libertarian leanings.

And Scott P. Williams will get my vote for state senate.

12 Responses to “Local election stuff”

  1. FiftycalTX Says:

    please remember that the Senate is most important in the vote this year. No matter what the (D) says to get elected, once they get in DC, Chuck U Schumer will get his hooks into them and force them to vote the (D) way or else. Blackburn may be a crook, but she is our crook. And with 3 possibly 4 more nominations between now and 2024, the (R)’s MUST maintain majority in the Senate. Who do you think Hitlery would have put on the court? It sure as hell would not be someone that respected the Second Amendment.

  2. wizardpc Says:

    Bredesen vetoed gun bills as a lame duck. He was auditioning for Obama’s HHS Secretary. I think when instapundit linked to the story he titled it “Bredesen announces he will never run for statewide office again.” I think it will be close since he was a popular governor and Marsha has less statewide name recognition.

  3. Charles Says:

    No votes for D(demoncrats). I can NOT give Schumer another vote. Period.

  4. Charles Says:

    In even more local, local election news the Louisville Mayor forced through an ordinance that bans discharging a firearm in about 80 percent of the township. He claimed he had over 30 complaints that led to the need to create the ordinance but the response to a freedom of information act request was 3 emails, one written AFTER the ordinance was drafted. 75 or so Louisville residents showed up to oppose the ordinance but it passed anyway. The mayor and two of 4 alderman are up for reelection in November. Time to start working.

  5. Ron W Says:

    Wasn’t Randy Boyd an appointee of Haslam? Also, does he support “Constitutional Carry”? I did get info from that Bill Lee does. That is a must for any candidate who will take an oath to uphold the State Constitution and its Declaration of Rights. According to Article I, Section 26, the citizens of this State have a DECLARED RIGHT to keep and carry arms for self defense. Requiring a permit, payment and background check for that or any right is a flagrant violation of the Law that they swear to uphold.

    Ask any candidate if they have READ the State Constitution’s Declaration of Rights. Sections 1 and 2 are radical declarations of Liberty and all power being from the People. It may scare off many candidates away who erroneously believe they are to rule over us.

  6. Fred Says:

    None of the gubernatorial candidates support Constitutional Carry.
    -Randy Boyd is a money boy and will never put himself into a position to talk to the likes of me. He goes around collecting checks and adding up IOU’s with ‘prominent’ figures in the state.
    -Beth Harwell, as speaker of the House wouldn’t demand Const. Carry be brought to the floor so it languished in committee year after year. I spoke with her about it and she flat out said she doesn’t support it. I pointed out that she can keep her revenue scheme by not eliminating the permit because folks want it for reciprocity. She looked stunned. Apparently NOBODY (are you listening NRA members) mentioned this avenue to her.
    -Bill Lee told me that her would defer to police…to which I did manage to maintain my calm by the grace of God. Apparently Mr. Lee, a disciple of Hitler or Stalin, doesn’t grasp that the 2A (supposedly) tells the king that he and his men have no say so in the matter of men at arms in the US.
    -Diane Black doesn’t know it yet but she will be speaking with me later this month, heh. Her stated positions are pretty much no on Const. Carry and liberty in general.

    There is an open seat for John Duncan’s spot to the fed Congress. Duncan was actually pretty good on guns. So, one of the folks running for it has abandoned his state rep post in attempt to parley his prowess into a fedgov spot. Name of Jim Matlock, another actual Christian, may he be blessed who is Pro Gun. To my point, I asked the three candidates for Matlock’s spot to the Statehouse what they thought about Campus Carry by school staff. One of the candidates had Hillary’s Fly on his forehead and buzzing around but he was kind-of mealy mouthed for it I guess and the other candidate was for it with extra and regular training (no prob from me). But..

    **If you hung in there you’re going to love this part; one of the candidates for the TN Statehouse is a county mayor and 23 year cop. He said, in prompting from me, of Campus Carry for school staff that he apposed it because of the super cop ninja training but then he actually said; “Teachers may not be fast enough on the draw to defend the children.” That’s a direct quote! How could I forget it? I mean, you can’t even rightly hang a tyrant like this. He’s not even competent to understand what he’s done wrong. I was shocked. The smirks of the others in the room were priceless but still he is the most likely to win (he plays the good ol’ boy the best for sure and has the money.), ugh!

  7. Mike Voncannon Says:

    Fred: She didn’t let it languish, she buried it committee. She thwarted most all pro gun legislation over the past 8 years. We actually did better with a Democrat in the Governor’s Office and Republicans holding the House & Senate.

    Also, Bredesen vetoed Resturant Carry after promising to sign it.

  8. Fred Says:

    Yeah, I know.

    I forgot Burchett. I asked him a question back when he was still ‘exploring’ his options. He talked about mining and minerals including oil. So I asked him; ‘Since we are energy independent, why are we still allied with the House of Saud, a people who are antithetical to western civilization?’
    He said because of the oil. If I have a chance to talk to him again I’ll speak more slowly and use smaller words I guess. One thing about Burchett is that if he is on your side he’s kinda a scrappy fighter so he would be a good ally, if he’s an ally. He is a politician through and through so, sadly he’ll fit in up in DC rather well is suspect although he will, supposedly, fight for East TN.

  9. Ron W Says:

    Thanks Fred. “Deferring to the police” is an outrageously cowardly and repudiating answer to Lee’s oath of office!!

  10. Fred Says:

    All kinds of pols say this. It’s outrageous. He may have ‘polished’ his position since then but it came straight out of his mouth without hesitation.

  11. rickn8or Says:

    Mike V: I’d venture to say that using “courtroom carry” legislation turned on its head for an example, gun owners and carriers are worse off now than we were eight years ago. Arkansas and Mississippi now have Constitutional AND Campus carry, while Tennesseans can’t even get a gun safe tax exemption bill out of committee. I’m thoroughly sick and tired of watching various Republicans killing good legislation in committee and then running on their “Pro-Second Amendment record.”

    Ron and Fred, the answer to the “defer to the police” response is “Do you work for the police or the citizens of this state?” (I think we already know the answer to that.)

  12. Ron W Says:

    Tennessee Declaration of Rights:

    Section 1st That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; for the advancement of those ends, they have at all times an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.

    Section 2nd That, government being instituted for the common benefit, the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive to the good and happiness of mankind.

    Elected government officials and agents (police) in their positions are
    UNDER our delegated powers. The greater ALWAYS delegates to the lesser!!!