Guns In Bars Sponsor Gets DUI

Tennessee Rep. Todd Curry, who sponsored a bill to allow concealed-carry in bars, was arrested for driving under the influence. He also had a loaded gun in your vehicle. Cenk Uygur Ana Kasparian and discuss the Young Turks. The Young Turks on TV now: current.com the largest exhibition in the new online world. + Google: www.gplus.to Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com TYT Free Support: bit.ly

25 comments

  • giftedkidrules

    honestly it should be the bars desicion if they want to allow concealed carriers onto their private property. Most people don’t even know that concealed carriers actually do less crime than cops. yet cops are allowed on campus with guns? And it’s not like students can just buy a gun and walk around with it. They have to go through a class and get certified.

  • SANPH

    I don’t see the problem here. Having a loaded gun in your car is not the same as carrying it on your person or showing intent to use it. Once again you two score negative points for logic and fact-checking. And the college student stuff was a total straw-man (and also thoroughly filled with holes… my state recently REQUIRED that colleges let people with CCW carry on campus, no murders or accidents yet in 2-3 years). I think these dingoes are at about -9,800 in my scorebook for talking heads

  • SANPH

    I don’t see the problem here. Having a loaded gun in your car is not the same as carrying it on your person or showing intent to use it. Once again The Young Turks score negative points for logic and fact-checking. And the college student stuff was a total straw-man (and also thoroughly filled with holes… my state REQUIRES that colleges let people with CCW carry on campus, no murders or accidents yet in 2-3 years). I think these dingoes are at about -9,800 in my scorebook for talking heads.

  • Quaboosttro

    So did he shoot someone? I’m not sure I see a problem here. He was drinking and driving which causes FAR MORE fatalities than shootings involving people (even drunk people!) with a concealed firearm permit.

  • Christember

    @thedexter102 Im pretty sure the right to bear arms was initialized in order to protect citizens. Was it not created to give them the power to form a militia and overthrow the government?

  • Christember

    Just an FYI there are college campuses where you can possess firearms. 

  • DeadFishFactory

    @thedexter102 Weird. I feel safer if I know that there are citizens carrying. Criminals will always get their hands on guns, so gun control only hurts those that obey it.

  • thedexter102

    @DeadFishFactory This is a hard one to explain because it’s all about feelings. For example I FEEL that owning a firearm isn’t nessesary. I FEEL more threatened in a society where there is a high rate of firearm ownership and I FEEL that the risks involved out weighs the benefits.
    I’m not gonna get all douchey by quoteing gun murder rates but that point stands too.

  • DeadFishFactory

    @thedexter102 Some people against cursing say that the Founding Fathers never meant for the first amendment to protect it because it was an unforeseen circumstance.

    And the Second Amendment makes no reference to race or religion. It is very clear that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Barring black people from owning guns is against the Second Amendment (and Fourteenth, but that was later).

  • thedexter102

    @DeadFishFactory Yea, I read that pargraph over and it sounds a little racist so I just want to go on record as saying I belive in equal rights for all despite creed and race.

  • thedexter102

    @DeadFishFactory but here’s the thing I don’t belive that ownership of a firearm is a right. Further more that law was created originaly in a time when there was little to no police force and that law was created to stop the black population from rising up. Remember, black people where not allowed to own a gun when this law was first put in place for a reason.

  • DeadFishFactory

    @Aethgeir Yes, if you are a normal person who got a DUI, you lose your driver’s license. If you’re a cop, judge, CEO, or politician, you get a slap on the wrist, nothing, or a promotion.

  • DeadFishFactory

    @thedexter102 Except in the the USA, we have a Constitution that says keeping and bearing arms is a right.

  • p32charge

    He looks great!!!!

  • thedexter102

    Can I just point out that I live in England where gun laws are much tighter and never have I felt the need to own or use in self defence a firearm of any sort. What in my country we have come to realise that owning a weapon is not right it’s a privalage.

  • Aethgeir

    @wcropp1 There’s just one problem with your argument. Abusing welfare does not have life-and-death consequences. Abusing gun rights DOES.
    Also, college students drinking and driving IS illegal. The consequence: loss or suspension of their driver’s license. In other words, they lose their car for a while.

  • DeadFishFactory

    @DameunPutazo You must be some kind of ninja.

  • AndrewMatt16

    The ad you can do against Curry Todd is easy. Take the picture of him drunk, and just say, “This guy wants guns in bars.”

  • wcropp1

    @wcropp1 I am far from conservative, but when it comes to social issues I’m not a big fan of the government doing anything other than protecting my rights. The 2nd Amendment is the only amendment in the Bill of Rights most progressives somehow interpret as “collective,” and I think that is a mistake–self-defense is about as basic as human rights get. At the end of the day, cops can’t be everywhere (nor would we want them to be), and you’re the only one that can ensure your safety.

  • wcropp1

    Just like there are people that abuse welfare, there are also people that abuse their gun rights. I don’t think we should eliminate welfare, and I don’t think people should be prevented from defending themselves.The truth of the matter here is that the car he was driving was more of a threat to anyone that night than his gun was. Should we get rid of cars on college campuses because students drink and drive? There has always been evil and stupid people in this world–a gun is just a tool.

  • DameunPutazo

    @ThePwnzord Agreed. But why should you need it?

    Both times, the condom and the gun, would be used because someone couldn’t control their instincts.

    I’m not against guns. I own 1 myself, but I never put myself in a situation where I might “need” it. IMO, if a thief surprises you, which is inevitable, the gun is next to useless.

    As far as ‘guns in bars’, my take on it is that you’re trusting complete strangers to be responsible and not intoxicate themselves while carrying a gun; which I don’t.

  • DameunPutazo

    @fab006 I never said anything about dual-wielding anything.

    All I said is that if you carry a gun, it’s more than likely the criminal will come away with it; whether he has one from the beginning or not, he would most certainly get his hands on the one you’re carrying, in the end.

    I think you assume most robbers confront you face to face; a competent thief would ambush you from behind with a weapon of sorts. So yeah, I think Mr. Robber will most definitely hit you with the first shot.

  • MisterDyslexo

    @ThePwnzord I believe the statistics are along the line of that overall violence has decreased, but the intensity of the violence has increase. So there are less cases overall, but now some of those cases become things like aggravated assault or murder.

  • ThePwnzord

    Can some one please post facts about ccw being allowed in bars and a increase in crime? It nice see facts then just ‘think” its a bad idea. Many states have allowed this for years, if this was a problem we would know.

  • ThePwnzord

    @DameunPutazo A gun is like a condom sometimes it can protect you and sometimes it can’t. I would rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.