Good morning, Nashville. We mentioned briefly yesterday that the “guns in bars” bill was back for round two after the previous version was ruled unconstitutional last year. Proponents of the bill are hoping to make it a little more specific this time around since last year’s failure was a result of the vagueness of what actually classifies something as a restaurant or bar and whether or not citizens could tell a difference on their own. Those fighting against this year’s measure argue that the scope is much larger and can even include establishments that “only have beer licenses.” Currently, Tennessee Democrats are working to add an additional amendment that would allow cities to opt in and out.
- Parents fight over sex ed. Things got a little rowdy at a Metro school board meeting last night where one parent was complaining that Hillsboro High School’s sex ed class, led by Nashville Cares, was too graphic. Parents on both sides of the argument got into a shouting match that eventually had to be broken up by police.
- All the help they can get. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been invited to help out with the investigation surrounding the Shelbyville woman who shipped her adopted Russian son back to his country, putting the entire US-Russia in jeopardy.
- Bits & pieces. We break records with our pollen counts … So John Tesh dated Oprah in Nashville? … Free laptops for Hillwood High School freshmen, layoffs for everyone else … Nashville has revamped its crime map.
Photo by Mark in Nashville.