Thursday, April 11, 2013

Most States Are Looking At Some Form Of Gun Legislation
Before last year's elections, the executive director of the Senate Republican Caucus obtained a copy of the entire database of handgun carry permit holders in Tennessee. The GOP controlled chamber voted to block public access to those records. The Senate then voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill. Those voting in favor of the measure included Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville, who had previously expressed support for keeping the records open to the public. Ramsey wanted to find a way to bar media organizations from publishing the handgun carry records online, but a state attorney general's opinion found constitutional problems with that approach. Congressman Morgan Griffith said on the Steve Hawkins Show that the focus should be on gun access to the mentally ill and doesn’t expect gun legislation in Virginia. (bg)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

  • Man Arrested After Making Social Media Threats Against a Unicoi County School
  • Former Hill Topper Called Up to the Big Leagues
  • Russell County Man Found Alive
  • Wellmont on Agenda for Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Child Run Over in Driveway Near Bristol
  • Sullivan County School Board To Discuss Smoking Policy Again
  • Animal Ordinance Changes Considered by Bristol, TN City Council
  • Retirement of One of Longest Serving Virginia State Troopers; from the Bristol area



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