From the Nashville Post
The Tennessee House of Representatives has voted to override Governor Phil Bredesen's veto on the controversial "guns in restaurants" bill. The State Senate is expected to follow suit. The vote was 69 to 27, an increase of three votes from when it originally passed.
The bill was spearheaded in the House by State Rep. Curry Todd (R-Memphis) who prior to the override vote introduced executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action Chris Cox and other NRA officials on hand to witness the proceedings.
Last week, Bredesen flanked by over fifty law enforcement officials from across the state vetoed the legislation calling it "reckless" and that it "defied common sense." He did admit at the time that he believed his veto would be overridden but that he hoped legislators would reconsider.
Todd and a majority of the House obviously disagreed with Bredesen's assessment of the legislation and voted accordingly. Countering Bredesen's move on flanking himself with law enforcement, Todd did the same and was joined at the podium by members of the Tennessee House who are also law enforcement officials. . . . . .
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