The National Rifle Association responded to the State of the Union address at a conference of turkey hunters gathered in Nashville this afternoon. The organization’s chief said the speech exposed a “charade.”
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Listen Now: The National Rifle Association has just a few named enemies this campaign season. The first is obvious – President Obama. Another is much lower profile but perhaps more precedent setting – a Republican state lawmaker from Hendersonville.
State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says the Tennessee Firearms Association’s involvement in GOP primaries may hurt future chances for a compromise on the so-called “guns in parking lots” bill.
Republicans in the state House appear to be bowing to pressure from Governor Bill Haslam and blocking an NRA-backed bill that allows people to store weapons in their vehicle while at work. GOP caucus members met behind closed doors prior to Monday night’s floor session.
It’s not just deer season this that has hunters excited this fall. This Election season sportsmen are being drawn to the polls by one of the quietest campaigns this year.
A proposal to allow handgun carry permit-holders to take their weapons anywhere that alcoholic drinks are served is now going to the governor.