published Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Live coverage from the Chattanooga Gun Violence Summit

Follow live coverage of the Chattanooga Gun Violence Summit starting at 9 a.m. Paul Helmke, CEO of the Brady Campaign, will be featured at the UTC University Center event.

Live from the Chattanooga Gun Violence Summit
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Harrison Keely is an online breaking news producer for the Times Free Press. He manages social media for the paper and anchors the daily newscast. He joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press as a reporter in 2010. He previously served as managing editor of the Smoky Mountain Sentinel in western North Carolina and as a business reporter for the Washington Times in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Lee University in 2009 where he served as ...

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I wonder if they will address the fact that gun laws only limit law abiding citizens. Criminals do not, by definition, obey the law. Gun laws by extension of being laws don't stop criminals. A huge waste of time, effort and money. Sounds like government work.

May 18, 2011 at 10:02 a.m.
dao1980 said...

I don't know fellas, that big picture of that big ole gun sure does make me feel almost scared enough to form ignorant and misinformed opinions about guns.

I mean, just look at that thing, its all made of metal and stuff, and it may have bullets in it!

(sarcasm off)

What a crap pile of pap. Bunch of sissy officials would much rather stand at a "meeting" or a "conference" and look like they care for attentions sake. Why don't you'uns actually put some obtrusive effort into poking the proverbial hornets nest? Inanimate objects don't "kill people" without the help of... people. So quit talking about the tools of trade, and get to work! Get out there in the field and come down hard on violent criminals!

I know running traffic violation interdiction is lots and lots of safe fun, but that's not why we need you. We need to you to weed out the would be home invaders and pawn shop robbers, drug thugs, muggers, etc. etc.

May 18, 2011 at 10:31 a.m.
Veritas said...

Join the NRA!

May 18, 2011 at 10:40 a.m.
bbeforec said...

I have carried a gun most of my adult life. Not because I am afraid, nor do I have a vendetta against anyone. I not only consider it my right but also my duty to be ready for any threat that I may face. I have a carry permit and obey the law but know this, if you take common sense out of the gun laws or try to take away my right to own a gun I will become an outlaw. I am 72 years old and would rather have the law on my side. If we were educating our young people to higher standards of life, they wouldn't want to be gang members. But then with the governors we elect it is easy to understand why Georgia is 40th on the list of best educated states. DON'T LAUGH TENNESSEE, YOU'RE 41st.

May 18, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.
Salsa said...

Nice gun. Is it for sale?

May 18, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.
chet123 said...

well what have we here!!..i'm back fellows

May 18, 2011 at 10:58 a.m.
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