The Tennessee Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would let gun owners carry their weapons openly without a permit. Lawmakers voted 25-2 to pass a measure filed by state Sen. Mae Beavers that would do away with the requirement that gun owners go through a background check, receive training and obtain a permit before carrying a handgun in public. Gun owners would have to get a permit only if they plan to conceal their weapons.

State Sens. Charlotte Burks, D-Monterrey, and Thelma Harper, D-Nashville, cast the only votes against the bill, though six senators abstained.

Tennessee already allows gun ownership without a permit if the weapon is kept in the home. Lawmakers have debated legislation this year that would allow carrying a gun in a vehicle without a permit.

Related: Tennessee Senate approves guns-in-parks bill

The Open Carry Firearms Freedom Act, Senate Bill 2424, goes a step beyond and would let someone carry in public without a permit. The bill does not appear to affect laws that ban carrying a gun while under the influence of alcohol, prohibit convicted criminals from carrying a gun or let businesses and local governments ban firearms.

Bubba Watson’s Hover Cart

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Nitegator

Memphis Crime Report By Zip Codes

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Nitegator

Zip codes: 38002, 38016, 380183802838103381043810538106381073810838109381113811238114381153811638117381183811938120381223812538126381273812838131381323813338134381353813838141, 38152.

See how dangerous Memphis, TN is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)

Memphis:  

786.0

Germantown:  

83.2

Southaven:  

294.7

Bartlett:  

118.7

Horn Lake:  

563.2

Collierville:  

104.2

Olive Branch:  

354.5

West Memphis:  

1,228.1

Millington:  

449.7

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Memphis-Tennessee.html#ixzz2qOeCgrBz

Crime rates in Memphis by Year

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Nitegator

Crime rates in Memphis by Year

Type

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
118
(19.3)
146
(23.2)
158
(24.1)
151
(22.8)
126
(19.3)
105
(16.1)
137
(20.2)
147
(21.6)
128
(19.1)
138
(20.5)
132
(19.8)
89
(13.2)
117
(17.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
688
(112.8)
574
(91.3)
480
(73.2)
517
(78.0)
438
(67.0)
444
(68.0)
400
(58.9)
425
(62.4)
452
(67.5)
366
(54.5)
382
(57.2)
422
(62.6)
398
(61.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,715
(609.2)
4,086
(649.8)
4,338
(661.4)
4,240
(640.1)
4,297
(657.2)
3,771
(577.9)
4,464
(657.4)
5,311
(780.1)
4,870
(727.7)
4,787
(712.3)
4,139
(620.1)
3,236
(480.4)
3,083
(472.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4,081
(669.2)
4,804
(763.9)
5,886
(897.4)
5,538
(836.0)
5,436
(831.4)
5,813
(890.8)
7,628
(1,123.4)
7,661
(1,125.2)
7,605
(1,136.3)
7,646
(1,137.7)
7,402
(1,109.0)
6,637
(985.2)
6,738
(1,032.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13,005
(2,132.5)
14,936
(2,375.1)
15,874
(2,420.2)
16,340
(2,466.6)
16,900
(2,584.7)
14,621
(2,240.7)
15,844
(2,333.5)
16,450
(2,416.2)
14,613
(2,183.4)
15,874
(2,362.0)
13,943
(2,089.1)
13,094
(1,943.7)
13,254
(2,030.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21,756
(3,567.4)
26,320
(4,185.4)
29,207
(4,453.0)
29,841
(4,504.7)
30,049
(4,595.6)
32,205
(4,935.4)
32,632
(4,806.0)
33,736
(4,955.1)
33,146
(4,952.6)
32,548
(4,843.1)
29,059
(4,353.9)
25,114
(3,728.0)
25,667
(3,932.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7,670
(1,257.7)
8,695
(1,382.7)
9,536
(1,453.9)
9,219
(1,391.7)
8,526
(1,304.0)
7,339
(1,124.7)
8,304
(1,223.0)
6,719
(986.9)
6,200
(926.4)
5,417
(806.0)
4,193
(628.2)
3,930
(583.4)
3,434
(526.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A 504
(80.1)
262
(39.9)
275
(41.5)
287
(43.9)
233
(35.7)
225
(33.1)
246
(36.1)
147
(22.0)
190
(28.3)
333
(49.9)
328
(48.7)
319
(48.9)
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 307.5) 850.7 925.2 962.7 945.5 938.6 895.7 977.3 1013.5 977.4 963.7 876.9 760.8 786.0

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Memphis-Tennessee.html#ixzz2qOdgzn7n