State rep. resigns from guns task force following DUI arrest
Oct 13, 2011 3:32 PM CDT
Republican Rep. Curry Todd, of Collierville, was arrested overnight Tuesday in Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Tennessee State Representative Curry Todd has resigned from his post as chairman of a special firearms task force one day after he was arrested in Nashville on drunken driving and gun possession charges.
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick told the Associated Press Thursday he was postponing the first meeting of the task force he appointed to make recommendations on changes to state gun laws.
McCormick, a Chattanooga Republican, said the meeting had become of secondary importance because of continued economic woes, and because its chairman was "otherwise occupied" after his arrest in Nashville on Tuesday.
McCormick said he will decide on whether to disband the task force altogether over the weekend.
Todd, a former Memphis police officer, was a chief architect of a new state law that allows handgun carry permit holders to be armed in bars provided they don't consume alcohol.