31 May 2009

Tennessee Group Seeks To Publicize Names Of LEOs Who Attended Gov's Gun Bill Veto

The Tennessee Firearms Association is seeking to publicly identify each law enforcement officer and prosecutor who attended Gov. Phil Bredesen's veto of a bill to allow people with handgun carry permits to take their weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
Nashville Police Chief Ronal Serpas said Friday that the move could be seen as an effort to "chill people's rights to speak their opinion."

John Harris, the Firearms Association's executive director, asked supporters in an e-mail message to examine images of Thursday's veto ceremony and to post on the group's Web site the names and employment details of those who joined Bredesen. Harris argued that by appearing in uniform at the ceremony, police were trying to give the impression that "somehow their opinion is more important than the opinion of elected legislators."

Yep! Elected lawmakers represent the people. Appointed police chiefs, LEOs and prosecutors represent . . . wait . . . who DO they represent? And what right do they have to influence the will of law abiding citizens?

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