Timothy Bearden, a.k.a, Tim Bearden, is the white Republican Georgia State Representative for District 68 (Villa Rica). Bearden, who is a high school graduate and attends Mercer University, lists his occupation as "Occupation: Real Estate/Coldwell Banker First Realty." Coldwell Banker must be proud. According to his June 18, 2008 Financial Disclosure Statement to the Georgia State Ethics Commission, Bearden is an owner of The Upper Cut Hair Salon, 101 Montgomery St., Villa Rica, GA. 30180. He doesn't put that on his official Georgia State House of Representatives Biography.
Rep. Bearden is known for his fervent belief in the virtues of gun ownership. In the fantasy world of gun nuts like Bearden we would live a better society if we lived in greater fear of one another and were therefore well armed to easily kill those who we fear and hate. Bearden was a sponsor of House Bill 89 which became law on July 1, 2009 and permits people with firearms licenses to carry them in state parks, restaurants that serve alcohol, and on mass transit. Why? Because what every sensible person wants is for lots of weaponry in the hands of people drinking alcohol, crowded buses, after receiving unpayable hospital bills and after receivign poor grades from professors. Bearden also sponsored one bill in 2009 that would have allowed people to carry guns onto college campuses. That effort failed.
Bearden returned to the cause of reducing Georgia to a state of barbarism in 2010 with a bill that would allow people with firearms licenses to carry them in hositals, on college and university campuses and at airports, including Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport. Why? Because to people like Bearden it only makes sense for people who have just received an unpayable medical bill or a failing examination grade to be armed. As for guns at airports, perhaps Bearden just doesn't understand or care much about the terrorist threat.
Bearden declares that he is an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Creepy? Yes, indeed. According to Joe Conason, the Sons of Confederacy is "a source of increasingly virulent pro-Confederate, radical right propaganda. (These people hate Lincoln. Many of them uphold the Confederate view of the Civil War and of slavery as a God-given institution.)" Source
- Nancy Badertscher. "Gun Carry Expansion Bill to Get Hearing." Atlanta Journal Constitution. AJC.com. Jan. 6, 2010. news report