The Smart City Memphis blog tells it like it is regarding the NRA's hold on Tennessee GOP legislators. A sample:
Remember these names.
They are the NRA’s bitches. And that explains why the gun-obsessed special interest group can talk to them like pimps.
* Shelby County State Senators: Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown; Mark Norris, R-Collierville; and Reginald Tate, D-Memphis.
* Shelby County State Representatives: Jim Coley, R-Bartlett; John DeBerry, D-Memphis; Ron Lollar, R-Bartlett; Steve McManus, R-Bartlett; Barrett Rich, R-Somerville; and Curry Todd, R-Collierville.
The most cynical thing of all is that many of these people know that their votes to put guns in bars is stupid public policy, but such is the freedom that you give up when you agree to whore for the NRA.
Needless to say, I agree.