The GOP keeps wondering why conservative voters are increasingly questioning the party. Votes like this are the exact reason why.
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Currently, Republicans hold a nearly 2-1 advantage in the Tennessee General Assembly and yet the The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 against a bill that would make open carry without a license legal in the Volunteer State.
The State Senate voted to overwhelmingly pass the bill by a vote of 25-2 last week, which made it seem like the bill had a real chance of passage.
According to local media reports, House members came up with a variety of excuses for killing the bill,
The House panel voted down the bill after first adopting an amendment that stripped out projected $100,000 cost estimate for changing the wording on carry permits that Van Huss and other supporters had labeled “bogus.”