Just …. WOW:
Sponsor of Tennessee guns in bars bill charged with having a gun while driving drunk
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee state Rep. Curry Todd, a lead sponsor of a law allowing handgun carry permit holders to bring guns into bars, has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and possession of a gun while under the influence.
Police say in court documents that the Collierville Republican was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday. He allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer. A loaded Smith & Wesson 38 Special was found in a holster stuffed between the driver seat and the center console.
Well, isn’t this just peachy.
What did I say about Todd’s guns in bars legislation back in 2009? Oh yeah:
So thanks a lot, Curry Todd. I can’t see this ending any way but badly.
I have to say, I had NO idea.
For extra irony points, let me note that Rep. Curry Todd is the Tennessee State Chairman for ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), the corporate-funded organization writing all of this wingnutty legislation that has people protesting in the streets.
The karmic wheel has turned. And I’m playing the world’s smallest violin.
ThinkProgress has the mug shot. It’s not pretty.