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‘Allow Guns in Bars’ Tennessee Rep. Arrested Driving Drunk With Gun

Curry Todd: slightly more popular than herpes.Tennessee GOP state representative person with comical pirate name Curry Todd sponsored one of these “what could possibly go wrong?” gun rights laws so popular with the wingnuts these days that allows handgun owners to march around inside their favorite local liquor establishments while carrying weapons. What a good law that is! And what does a Tennessee lawmaker do with a good law? He puts it to use: Todd was arrested for driving around wasted with a loaded handgun in the console of his truck last night in Nashville. 

From AP:

Rep. Curry Todd, a lead sponsor of a law allowing handgun carry permit holders to bring their 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.

And oh look! We just found his mugshot:

Some of you might argue that this is karma, but we would argue that this was the only possible logical outcome. [AP]

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      1. Grief_Lessons

        Nope, Darwin isn't working unless someone's dead. He's like James Bond and Dick Cheney that way.

        1. GunToting[Redacted]

          Or he blows his bollocks off, like the moran in Phoenix with his girlfriend's pink revolver.

    1. V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      Not in Tennessee, since the Scopes trial.

      Plus, the innocent meth dealer he runs into while drunk shouldn't suffer for Curry Todd's sins.

    1. SorosBot

      The sexytime part is already there; he was drunk while carrying the large penis substitute he uses to compensate for his tiny dick.

    1. NYNYNYjr

      I would plead Non-Temporary drunkenness. Or Post-traumatic Non-temporary pre-sobriety.

      ALso– Love love his name. Curry Todd. har har.

  1. Sue4466

    He was just climbing out of the ivory tower that is the Tennessee legislature to see how this whole guns while drunk thing would work out.

    And it worked out as most sober people would suspect.

  2. sezme

    How is this illegal? Did the cops run out of pot smokers and fraudulent voters to arrest? Anyway, he should be released on bail forthwith so he can amend his law to decriminalize DUIs, also.

    1. GunToting[Redacted]

      I thought Tennessee decriminalized drunk driving, since they don't have the munnies to enforce this antiquated law.

    1. Rotundo_

      No, that's well and truly drunk. Also known as 5 minutes or less from puking on your shoes drunk, or if he falls asleep, the John Bonham/Keith Moon prolonged nappy time drunk. If the asshole had blown, the breathalyzer would have erupted into a shower of sparks igniting Curry Bubba's breath into a not roman not candle.

      1. Rotundo_

        If only, imagine the faces on some of these good ol' boys when the local cops pull them and have them blow and the breathalyzer returns a mechanically voiced (think Stephen Hawking voiced) reply "You have a blood alcohol percentage of point zero one zero. And the twink you just blew gave you gonorrhea. Have a nice day."

  3. MaxNeanderthal

    What's the name of that cocktail, you know, the one where you mix gunpowder and alcohol? Oh yeah, the "negligent discharge" I think. Which is probably what this toerag's daddy had too near his mother's pink bits….

    1. Neilist_Returns

      The correct term is "Accident Discharge," or "AD."

      Usually, AD occurs immediately after a negative response to the "Promise not to come in my mou . . . ."

      Oh, wait a minute. You were talking about FIREarms.

      Never mind.

  4. Schmannnity

    Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida stories in the last two weeks. Come on DC.

  5. Indiepalin

    Not a bad article, Kirsten, but I'm looking forward to reading the complete story when it's posted on Breitbart later today.

    1. V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      "Heroic Tennessee solon in the front lines of the fight against nanny-state gun control laws."

    1. chicken_thief

      Some kind of geyh Brit/Hindu/Muslin morf, obviously. It's also the phonetic spelling of the word "carry" as pronounced in TN, but that's probably unrelated.

  6. mereoblivion

    Attend the tale of Curry Todd
    His face is flushed and he drives real odd
    He packs his Wesson and zips through town
    He'll get reelected next time around

      1. mereoblivion

        I wish! (Always wanted to meet Mr. S, and how better than through flattering him with extreme plagiarism?)

      2. Doktor Zoom

        Or if you're lucky, Sondheim might consider it an audition, like he did when Stephen Colbert finally figured out what happened to the clowns. That prompted Sondheim to cast Colbert in the revival of "Company."

        1. mereoblivion

          if I could sing &/or dance and were 20 years younger, I'd be a shoo-in. (Wait, can Colbert sing?)

  7. NorthStarSpanx

    You got work to do when you get out Curry, next up on the legislative agenda, legalizing armed DUI's.

  8. Lascauxcaveman

    This guy is just a state legislator? Sorry, but in that case, it needs more wife beating and/or underage hookers and meth to meet Wonkette standards. GOP state legislators are to be presumed crazy and dangerous until proven otherwise.

  9. jodyleek

    "During debate over the bill in 2009, Todd assured lawmakers that gun permit holders would be careful about not violating the ban on drinking in bars or restaurants while carrying a gun."

    The check's in the mail. I won't cum in your mouth. Yes, this is my natural hair. Pfff!

      1. Chichikovovich

        We're only going to use this RICO statute on organized crime. And we're only using the Patriot act wiretaps on terrorists.

  10. SayItWithWookies

    Come on, it's completely unfair to arrest a legislator while he's doing research on what behaviors involving intoxication and firearms to legalize next. It's like Tennessee has some sort of vendetta against scientific research. Oh, wait.

  11. Eve8Apples

    You know how a picture is worth a thousand words? That mugshot is the embodiment of the Teabagger movement in 21st Century America. The mugshot should be hung in the National Gallery next to Jefferson, Washington, Adams, etc. It shows just how far this country has fallen.

    1. Rotundo_

      Only if it were the full body shot in the picture, being held upright by a pair of guards and a very dark stain on the trousers proceding down both legs, or if he projectile vomited. Too much dignity left in this mugshot.

  12. chicken_thief

    Not his fault. They were doing shots during the debate and every time someone said "999" he had to pound one.

    1. Not_So_Much

      If it had been shots on the phrase "tax cuts", one of them would've died of renal failure in the first 11 minutes.

    1. MzNicky

      This is frighteningly close to an actual serious post someone made in the Knoxville newspaper's comments section on this story.

      1. comrad_darkness

        There are some pretty funny comments up there . . . oh, they are all from Wonketteers, aren't they?

        1. MzNicky

          comrad_darkness: If you're referring to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's commentariat — No. No, they're not. I'm afraid they're all fer real. Welcome to my world.

  13. OccupyFnChicken

    Ken, can you post some Wyoming or Vermont nutter stories? Us Tennesseans are getting a little chafed at this unfortunate notoriety.

    1. SoBeach

      At least this one didn't happen in Florida. Though something tells me there's a Florida connection in there somewhere if I bother to dig for it.

    1. DahBoner

      Walking, shit, possession of a gun while under the influence?

      What's the point of getting drunk in America if you can't have a gun?

  14. edgydrifter

    What's this world coming to when a drunk man can't finger his piece on the open road? This is a sad day for freedom.

  15. BaldarTFlagass

    I wonder if he'll post that mugshot as his new avatar pic on his Facebook page. That would rock. Hell, I'd post it as my avi here, but I've become really attached to Catshark.

  16. Mumbletypeg

    From the article:

    “Court documents don't indicate whether Todd had been drinking at a bar.”

    Well in Tennessee apparently you don’t need to be in one to assert that ‘it's always five o'Glock somewheres’

  17. chascates

    "Todd also drew national attention last year for saying in a committee hearing that illegal immigrants can "go out there like rats and multiply" after hearing that federal law requires the state to extend prenatal care to women regardless of their citizenship status because all children born in the U.S. are citizens."

  18. weejee

    Well there is a natural selection upside to this; what with the clear relationship between guns/explosives + alcohol + testosterone leading to a Darwin Award or at least honorable mention.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      You do get the feeling that it's just a matter of time… but I worry that this fine specimen may already have reproduced.

    2. glamourdammerung

      There is an assumption that these clowns are going to manage to hit what they are intending to hit that I am unsure is correct.

      1. Neilist_Returns

        Well, that's why you use a machine gun.

        Those nine-year-old school children are hard enough to hit when you're SOBER . . . .

    1. Chichikovovich

      Or foolishly listening to police "advice" to walk on the bridge rather than the sidewalk. We have to get our priorities straight.

  19. HobbesEvilTwin

    At least he's consistent. Now if the rest of the Goppers would just sponsor bills allowing rentboys ….

  20. Tundra Grifter

    Remember my idea to replace State legislators with prisoners and really start to save some money?


  21. OneDollarJuana

    Whew! At least he wasn't playing with his "gun" and proving himself to be immoral, to boot. Dodged that bullet.

  22. littlebigdaddy

    I gotta say, my driver's license picture doesn't look all that much better, and I had only had a few beers….

  23. meatlofer

    He had to get drunk when he found out his cousin,Palin Todd has been takeing seconds from a Black Man.

  24. YasserArraFeck

    Could he beat the rap by claiming that driving while loaded is now legal in this here state?

  25. Redhead

    But you know if someone had started shooting at the cop, Todd would have had his gun and been able to start shooting back, probably taking out the shooter and ending the massacre… or just shooting everyone BUT the shooter with his drunken aim and at least getting if over sooner. One of the two.

  26. MzNicky

    Not to pile on or anything, but Rep. Curry Todd is also well-known down here in the great state of Tennessee as bein' against the illegals because they all "breed like rats," he sez.

  27. Antispandex

    Wyoming just passed a law that allows everyone to carry a concealed weapon. I believe I can guess that the proper response here is, "console, libtard, ya can't hurt no one when it's in the console"…or something like that…I'm really not sure. I just keep mine in my pocket.

  28. owhatever

    It's a great day in Tennessee! Representative Todd selflessly went out and proved that no black hiphop Mexican rat-breeding drug gangster is going to mess with a responsible white man packing heat. Thank God for Todd! Shame on the police.

  29. Guppy06

    If any politician can be said to represent their constituency, it is this man. This is truly a democratic success story!

  30. AlaskaGrrl

    You know, the problem with the law is that it didn't go far enough. The assumption was gun owners would be responsible for their behavior. What they need is that if they aren't responsible, like the good old boy we have here, they just take them out and shoot them with their own gun. They always be talking about the deter ant of the death penalty. Well…?

  31. Tommmcattt

    Yertle the Turtle has sunk so low!
    Just how much further do you think he can he go?
    A drunk, crazy wing-nut you'll have to agree,
    And worst of all: in the GOP.

  32. ttommyunger

    If you think this asshat looks like a total retardo, imagine what the morons who voted for him look like. Guess I'll have to add Kansas to the list of States to avoid at all cost.

  33. Generation[redacted]

    Wait, so it's legal to bring a gun into a bar, but not legal to carry a gun while drunk?

    I has a confuse.

  34. DahBoner

    You mean letting drunks pack in bars means more drunks pulling out their guns on cops, when they get pulled over for a DUI?


  35. antifauxnews

    From the AP story –
    (Gerald) McCormick said the arrest doesn't change his views about the guns in bars law.

    "It's a bad idea to drink and carry a gun, obviously," he said. "I don't know the details of what happened with Rep. Todd last night, but I think he would agree me."

    Way to forget about the drunk driving portion there. Typical rethug thinking, rewriting history as it happens

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