In light of the recent school massacre in Connecticut Governor Haslam still maintains that educators in Tennessee, at all levels, should not have the ability to defend themselves against similar attacks.
From the article:
Haslam said he still believes schools and universities should be able to bar their employees from bringing their gun to work, a position that has put him at odds with some Republicans in the state legislature. Haslam said his focus would be on reviewing the state’s mental health services.
“I don’t know a lot of legislation that I’ve seen would have stopped what happened there, [CT school massacre]” Haslam told reporters Monday.
UPDATE: Apparently speaker Beth Harwell thinks teachers and school children should be defenseless too:
House Speaker Beth Harwell said she’s unsure what effect last week’s massacre in Connecticut will have on gun laws next year but said she’s opposed to the idea of letting teachers carry guns into the classroom.
“I think it would be asking way too much of our teachers for them to be armed in a classroom, and I’m not in favor of going down that route,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
The Gun Owners of America (GOA) advocacy group has graded Senator Bob Corker a "C" on the right to keep and bear arms. This grade is the result of his awful voting record, especially as it applies to 2nd amendment. issues.
GOA is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. Campaign for Liberty Honorary Chairman Congressman Ron Paul has described GOA as "The Only No-Compromise Gun Lobby In Washington, DC".
GUN CONTROL VOTE TUESDAY!!!
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are working against a bill that would allow faculty and staff to carry guns on the campuses of Tennessee's government universities... "I'm discouraging the sponsor from bringing it up this year," Ramsey said. "That's not something that needs to be brought up." The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Here is the link to the bill itself:
If you disagree with Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Governor Bill Haslam please e-mail them and tell them so. BUT ALSO CONTACT THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND TELL THEM TO VOTE FOR IT (SB2014) ON TUESDAY!!!
CONTACT the Senate Judiciary Committee before Tuesday
email@example.com (615) 741-3036
firstname.lastname@example.org (865) 285-9797 and (615) 741-1449
email@example.com (615) 741-1946
firstname.lastname@example.org (931) 648-9400 or (615) 741-2374
email@example.com (615) 741-0981 or (865) 681-8236
firstname.lastname@example.org (615) 741-2421
email@example.com (bill sponsor) (615) 741-1766
firstname.lastname@example.org (615) 741-1767 or (901) 575-2321
email@example.com (615) 741-9128
HERE IS HOW TO CONTACT Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey:
Personal cell phone: 423-340-8700 (leave a voice mail - if it's full, call back the next day or later in the night)
Personal e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to copy the following e-mail addresses too:
email@example.com (his official e-mail address)
And if you can't get him on his cell phone, call his office phone numbers:
HERE IS HOW TO CONTACT Governor Bill Haslam:
Here is his personal e-mail address:
And of course send an e-mail to his office too:
If you don't get a satisfactory response to your e-mails, don't forget to call:
Tennessee Campaign For Liberty
PS - With your e-mails and phone calls to the Senate Judiciary committee we can convince them to vote for allowing government employees to protect themselves on government university campuses by giving them the ability to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.