State Passes New Law to Stop Rambo

Long before John Rambo fought along side the Mujahideen, he took on a corrupt Sheriff’s office and the National Guard. In “First Blood’s” fictional world, the story didn’t end well for the government.

But this is the real world.

In Tennessee, Leonard Embody, is known as the “Radnor Lake Rambo.”

While he skips the headband and bare chest, he does walk around with AR-15’s and swords to spread a message in support of the 2nd Amendment.

Embody has riled locals in his community as he chooses to spread his message, and carry his weapons, near schools.

Radnor Lake Rambo’s activism has led to lawsuits and hefty legal bills for Embody.

Up until now, local officials have been unable to stop him as he was not breaking any laws.

Now, the Tennessee State Legislature has been goaded into action and recently passed a ridiculous new law that bans toy guns, swords and other items within 150 feet of a school.

The bill, designed to stop Rambo, leaves a major gap in reality as it still allows real firearms to be carried near schools if the armed individual has a permit to do so.

Embody lost his carry permit in 2013 after state officials deemed him a “material likelihood of rick of harm to the public.”

Embody retains his Federal Firearms License. He can sell fully automatic weapons, but cannot carry even a derringer in his state.

Tennessee’s politicians defended their actions with the bill’s sponsor, Mike Harrison, saying, “That would I think keep situations like that from happening.”

Harrison was referring to Embody’s 2nd Amendment demonstrations.

It’s unknown if any politician bothered to sit down and speak with Embody before passing a new law that impacts 6.5 million Tennessee residents.

Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.