Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Fincher Votes to Override Governor's Veto
State Representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville says a lot of people misunderstood what is being called "the guns in restaurants bill." He says the bill does not allow just anyone to carry a gun into a restaurant that serves alcohol. He says it applies only to those licensed to carry a concealed weapon -- a group he described as "less than five percent of the population." Fincher was one of 69 members of the House who voted Wednesday to override Governor Phil Bredesen's veto of the bill. Bredesen has said that guns and alcohol don't mix, but Fincher says "reasonable minds can disagree" on the proposal and says he came down in favor of Second Amendment rights.