Guns in Bars: Old West Meets Modern Day Gunslingers
July 19, 2009
The state of Tennessee recently joined 37 other states allowing guns in bars, with its new legislation taking effect just recently on July 14.
The guns in bars legislation was spearheaded by state Sen. Doug Jackson. The State senators overrode Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s veto of the bill in a commanding vote of 21-9.
Although the new law prohibits consuming alcohol while carrying a handgun, Gov. Phil Bredesen believes mixing firearms with alcohol is an “invitation to a disaster.”
Sen. Jackson firmly believes that the gun toting bar patrons will not drink while carrying a weapon.
Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” prepared a hilarious spoof of Tennessee’s new guns in bars law, accompanied with an interview of Sen. Jackson.
Watch the Video below:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Difference Makers – Doug Jackson|