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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Honey Bunches of Oatney points out: […] the passage of this bill truly signals a new day in Tennessee politics, because similar legislation had been stopped from coming to the House floor in the past merely because Naifeh didn’t want it there. Now we know why he used every parliamentary tactic that he could to […]

Adios, Naifeh

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

From the Tennessean: But Jimmy Naifeh is about to get used to all sorts of new things. Like a smallish legislator’s office instead of Suite 19, with its conference room and expensive new carpet. Like waiting on low-level state Democratic Party officials to return your call rather than having an open door to the governor’s […]

Chris Cox responds to Naifeh

Monday, April 14th, 2008

At the Tennessean: House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh’s recent actions on self-defense votes in the Tennessee General Assembly were hypocritical and ignored the will of tens of thousands of law-abiding Tennesseans. Here’s why. Speaker Naifeh enjoys round-the-clock security detail courtesy of Tennessee taxpayers — even in restaurants and bars. But yet he believes that “regular people” […]

TFA Responds to Naifeh

Friday, April 11th, 2008

From a presser: Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc. Legislative Action Committee Tennessee’s Speaker of the House is a perversion of “The right of the people to keep and bear arms” By David Borum A couple of week ago Jimmy Naifeh demonstrated his belief is above all the elected officials in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He […]

I’d like to thank Speaker Naifeh for crawling up on that cross and nailing himself to it for us

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Jimmy Naifeh, D-Covington, and speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives has killed gun bills in Tennessee for years. You can see some of that stuff here. In fact, one time he wanted to kill it so bad that he had to break the rules of the House to stop the bill. Well, I guess […]

Naifeh – The last bit

Monday, June 6th, 2005

I posted this while guest blogging at No Silence Here but want a copy in my database. So, here’s the reprint: Cheating to win This story, which went largely unreported in local media but was popular among Tennessee bloggers, is one from the vault. There was a bill making its way through Tennessee that would […]

Naifeh – The last bit

Friday, May 6th, 2005

Espo has a good post on the Naifeh situation (by the way, you should be reading Espo, lots of good stuff).

Naifeh Update

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Update: The bill was killed in subcommittee. Naifeh won. How do we get this guy impeached? Naifeh on the guns in bars bill: I will do all I can to stop this bill And that includes cheating to get what he wants. Also, Espo takes the KNS to task for leaving out the, you know, […]

Naifeh Update

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Rep. Campfield blogged about Speaker Naifeh subverting the rules of the House to get what he wanted. Now, the Rep notes that Naifeh blinked and blogs played a part: Steve Gill and Bill Hobbs are really on their game. They have really put heat on Speaker Naifeh for his actions yesterday. The House was abuzz […]

Good riddance

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Naifeh leaving. Good, go sooner.

Restaurant Carry 2.0

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The vote was delayed. Naifeh called a liar, which is not surprising.

Forced Gun Sales

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

I concur with the latest iteration of the TN hippie contingent: Making the sale of confiscated weapons mandatory seems like a serious overstep on the part of the state. Each county and municipality should have the authority to determine what is right for its community, rather than be dictated to by the state legislature on […]

Political Reality

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Frank Cagle brings the truth: Legislators are often scorned for being afraid of the National Rifle Association and passing gun bills, quaking in fear of the special interest group. Most Tennessee legislators are not afraid of the NRA, they are the NRA. And hippies cry. He also notes how last year being the supposed Year […]

Year of the Gun

Monday, December 14th, 2009

We’re winning While anti-gunners, editorial boards (but I repeat myself) and the occasional Tennessee police chief were busy handwringing and bellyaching, the pro-gun team was busy winning: It’s been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their weapons onto sports fields and […]

Stop! You’re too successful

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

A couple of interesting points brought up. After the recent pro-gun legislative victories here in Tennessee, Aunt B. wonders if the state legislators have squandered their political capital. And Humphrey looks the possibility that we’ll see some of these gun provisions rolled back, as our governor Bredesen said could happen. Anyway, it begs the question […]

Correcting Tom Humphrey

Monday, July 13th, 2009

No, Tom, it was not the Year of the Gun. It was the year Naifeh lost power.

A major award

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Tom Humphrey names the Tennessee Firearms Association’s John Harris Lobbyist of the Year. Well, Naifeh losing the gavel did open the floodgates.

The power of the dark side

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Over R. Neal’s repeat of Nate Rau’s fabrication, metulj comments: These bills, though, aren’t about guns. They are about being authorities. Guns are just the vehicle for that authority. This authority manifests itself in being able to correct and discipline people who “misstate” simple facts and, now, all the way up to laws. It is […]

Guns win

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The NYT talks about Tennessee’s recent gun bills. Quotes the Paper of Making Up The Record: “The Republicans are trying to embarrass the Democrats,” said John G. Geer, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “They want to put these proposals on the table not only because they believe in guns, but they want […]

Senate Override

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The TN Senate voted to override the Governor’s Veto by 21-9. The governor can’t fulfill his promise to sign the bill so the legislature did it for him. A civil rights victory. Jackson read a list of lots of police chiefs who support the bill. Odd. The governor and the press kept telling us they […]


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

House votes to override the veto of the guns in restaurants that serve alcohol bill: 69-27 Update: WizardPC emails: Naifeh is the first recognized. “there are so many organizations opposed to this legislation that we should listen to them.” Veto must be upheld…Hospitality Association wines about having to post signs because that will make them […]

Tell us something we don’t know

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Jimmy Naifeh, some made up title, doesn’t like or trust gun owners.

Update on restaurant carry

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

WizardPC emails: So Conference came out with a report and that’s what they were voting on. The Conference Report is basically the Senate version, so no silly restrictions other than the primary source of income must be food. Naifeh was the first one recognized, and said that with the adoption of the Conference Report you […]

Quote of the day

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

ACK on Jimmy Naifeh: The Public Will Was Subverted Much More Efficiently When He Was In Charge

Poison pill?

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Campfield floats a rumor about a gun bill: Word on the hill is Democrat leadership is planning on bringing an amendment to Frank Nicleys gun bill allowing carry permit holders to be able to carry in parks. The amendment would be brought on the full house floor and say if you have a permit you […]

Restaurant carry in TN

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Passes House 70-26. According to my sources. Not seen it on the news yet. Reportedly, Jimmy Naifeh said something like we shouldn’t pass this bill NRA likes it. Update: News article.

Gun Law Committee

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

The Tennessean: The Senate Judiciary Committee will form an ad hoc committee to study all of the gun bills that have been filed in the General Assembly this year, Chairwoman Mae Beavers said at the start of a hearing Wednesday. Sen. Mike Faulk, R-Kingsport, Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, were appointed […]

Out of Committee

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Those TN gun bills, that is. This is usually the part where Naifeh would have killed them. Via AC. Update: In the news, looks like all the pro-gun bills advanced.

You guys are embarrassing

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The latest from the TN house: On Thursday morning, Democrats are expected to introduce a resolution creating a new position called Speaker Emeritus. The plan is to put former Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, a Democrat, in that newly created job.

Kent Williams on Guns

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

After all the hubbub yesterday regarding the shenanigans in the Tennessee House, Williams gets his interview on: Q: You said some bills bottled up for years will come to the floor? Will that include the abortion resolution? Williams: Yes. Abolutely, that’ll be the No. 1 priority. That will come to the floor, I can assure […]

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