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Michael Lofti and Ben Swann say Historic Legislation to be introduced in Tennessee Tomorrow

My first guess is a motion for secession.
Does anyone know what this is about?


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The moves toward nullification by the states is some of the best news we have seen to date for the cause of restoring freedom to the US.

Michael Lofti

Mr. Lofti will be on the show Wednesday evening to discuss the announcement and the NSA/marijuana nullification bills in Indiana.

One thing is for sure, we are living in interesting times, whether the tyranny of 9/11 or the rekindling of the principles of nullification.

No one can say it is boring. :)


Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 108 by state Senator Ferrell Haile (R-18).  SB 108 would make confidential all information on those residents who possess a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit (HCP).  Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed its companion to SB 108, House Bill 9, sponsored by state Representative William Lamberth (R-44), by an overwhelming 84 to 10 vote.

Senate Bill 108 would make confidential, and not open for public inspection, all information contained in and pertaining to a handgun carry permit application or renewal application and the status of a handgun carry permit.  Tennesseans deserve the same protections that residents in 34 states already enjoy due to Right-to-Carry confidentiality laws in place.

The privacy of handgun carry permit holders’ information is essential for the protection of law-abiding gun owners in the Volunteer State.  Recently, in New York, there have been several instances of anti-gun media outlets publishing the names and addresses of handgun carry permit holders, and even providing an interactive map that showed exactly where carry permit holders live.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

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I think I found it.

From Mae Beavers facebook page
January 21, 2014 -- The State Senate will hear the first reading of a resolution sponsored by Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) on Wednesday calling for popular election of the state’s attorney general (AG). The amendment process requires three readings of the proposed changes before the General Assembly can act, meaning it will likely be next week before a vote is taken on the measure.

“Tennessee is the only state in the nation in which the people have neither a direct nor indirect voice in the selection of their state attorney general, and we are the only state that gives that power to our Supreme Court,” said Senator Beavers. “I believe we have come to the time to finally make a change, whether it is by popular election or selection by the people’s representatives. I want to see both options on the table for the next General Assembly, especially in light of the vote that will be taken on the judicial selection process in the next election.”

Tennessee voters will consider a constitutional change on the ballot in November to allow the governor to appoint appellate judges for eight-year terms subject to confirmation by the legislature.

Beavers’ resolution would amend the state’s Constitution to allow for popular election of the state AG every four years. The General Assembly voted last year to approve a resolution to let the people vote on whether or not the attorney general should be selected in a joint convention of the legislature.

Both amendment resolutions require approval by the 108th General Assembly currently in session, and the 109th which will take office in 2015, before going to voters in a statewide referendum in the 2018 general election.

Beavers said that when Tennessee’s Constitution was written calling for nomination by the Supreme Court Justices, the court was popularly elected.
Forty-three states already select their attorney generals through popular election. In six other states, the AG is selected by either the popularly elected Governor or the popularly elected state legislature.

“Along with the overwhelming majority of Tennesseans and 96 percent of the rest of this nation, I feel that the citizens of this state ought to have a ‘say so’ in the highest legal office in Tennessee,” she concluded.


The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

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That could be it

but Swann and Lofti seem to be implying something bigger here. I don't really see why Lofti would describe SB 108 as historic.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson