Republican Party discusses gun ban

By | September 30, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
The decision by President Bush to support the Clinton-Feinstein gun ban has many local Republicans sending in opposition responses to the president, requesting he reverse his stance on the issue.
The ban is set to expire prior to the upcoming presidential election.
Opposition cards were distributed and completed at the Republican Party meeting on Sept. 22, 2003.
Secretary Doris Sanders provided information for an upcoming banquet sponsored by the Central Foothills Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) scheduled
for 6 p.m., Oct. 3, 2003, at the Hyder-Burks Pavilion, in Cookeville. Tickets to the event are $25. The contact person is Evelyn McGaha, and she can be reached by calling (931)372-8528.
The guest speaker for the meeting was Bob Davis, deputy chair of the Tennessee Republican Party. Davis opened his speech with a brief account of his last visit to White County before continuing. “We have the opportunity to make real history in Tennessee,” he said. “We need to convince the average Tennessean that we can lead. We need to convince the average voter that we an restore confidence and faith in our political system here in Tennessee.”
Davis also focused on the need for majority status in the legislature. “Democrats are a lot like spoiled kids,” he said. “They’ve got all the toys right now, and don’t want to give them up.”
He spoke of previous candidates and their successful campaigns and told the members that better candidates are needed to run, such as Paul Bailey.
He stressed better campaigns stating, “We need to send a message so compelling it will touch everyone. Our time is now. We’ve got to believe we can win.”
Davis also expressed his appreciation for all the hard work the members have done. “Don’t ever think what you’re doing here doesn’t matter,” he said. “I appreciate what you’ve done in the past, what you’re doing now, and what you’ll do in the future.”
Other business included:
– Reading of the minutes by Sanders
-Treasurer’s report by Paul Bailey
– Discussed Liberty Square Celebration
The booth at Liberty Square Celebration will be set up in the same location as last year, which is the south side of the courthouse. Randolph asked for volunteers and Sanders distributed the schedule.
The next scheduled meeting of the White County Republican Party will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 27, 2003, third floor courtroom, of the White County Courthouse.

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