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  • Melinda in TN
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    Originally posted by detsarg
    Me too! I like a govenrment that does not fear law abiding armed citizens. I fear the government that does not like its people armed.

    Good move TN!!
    I live near Chattanooga and one day hubby and I were on our way to Sam's Club. He was driving slightly over the speed limit like he usually does and he was stopped on I-75 inside the city limits. He had a loaded 9mm on the seat. When the LEO walked up he told him that he had a loaded handgun on the seat but he had a carry permit and asked if he wanted to see it. The LEO smiled and told him "no, I'm not worried about the permit holders. It's the ones that carry without one that worry me". Anyway, he gave him the ticket, smiled and told us to have a nice day. No fuss no muss. Everything was civilized.

    John has a lead foot so I normally drive but didn't that day. Costs us less that way.

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  • The Rabbi
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    Originally posted by JCT
    As a CCW permit holder in TN, I agree that this is a step in the right direction. In Tn, it is also illegal for permit holders to carry in any establishment that serves alcohol or liquor stores. I think that needs to be changed too. If I want to go to O'charleys and have a steak with sweet tea, why should I be deprived of my handgun? If a responsible gun owner is going to a restaurant to drink, they should leave their guns @ home or in their vehicles. As far as liquor stores goes, they get robbed just like convenience stores do. If I go to a liquor store, I'm not going to be drinking in the store.

    Here's a link to the story if anyone is interested. I hope it passes.

    Click Here for the Story
    I believe that's incorrect. Only places where alcohol is served for consumption on premises are forbidden. Merely sold is OK.
    I like to go to Weiss Liquors on Main St, which is a bad part of town. But I asked Mr Weiss once whether he had ever been robbed. He told me one guy had tried it in his C-store. I asked what happened. He said, next thing the guy knew he was staring at Mr. Weiss' 12 gauge.
    Concealed means concealed, if ya know whadda mean.

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  • SgtScott31
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    Still doesn't apply to our airports so doesn't concern me much.
    Last edited by SgtScott31; 04-20-2007, 06:54 PM.

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  • Bearcat357
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    Originally posted by djack16
    Hm. I thought it was only LIBERALS exploiting the tragedy. *Woooop woop woop woop!*


    Say "Hi" to Roise and all the folks at moveon.org for us.......

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  • MesaHopeful
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    AZ lets us carry in liquor stores if I read the law right. You're not allowed to carry in "an establishment where liquor is sold for the purpose of consumption on the property"
    Something like that.

    What I dont understand, is that state law says that any establishment can put up a "NO GUNS" sign, but to do so, they must have lockers available for patrons who may happen to be armed. Basically every store in mesa has one of those signs, and I've never seen any lockers =(

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  • JCT
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    As a CCW permit holder in TN, I agree that this is a step in the right direction. In Tn, it is also illegal for permit holders to carry in any establishment that serves alcohol or liquor stores. I think that needs to be changed too. If I want to go to O'charleys and have a steak with sweet tea, why should I be deprived of my handgun? If a responsible gun owner is going to a restaurant to drink, they should leave their guns @ home or in their vehicles. As far as liquor stores goes, they get robbed just like convenience stores do. If I go to a liquor store, I'm not going to be drinking in the store.

    Here's a link to the story if anyone is interested. I hope it passes.

    Click Here for the Story
    Last edited by JCT; 04-20-2007, 02:13 AM. Reason: Adding additional relevant information

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  • detsarg
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    Originally posted by Camo Cop
    Any job openings in Tennesee? I suddenly want to move there!
    Me too! I like a govenrment that does not fear law abiding armed citizens. I fear the government that does not like its people armed.

    Good move TN!!

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  • Camo Cop
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    Originally posted by djack16
    Hm. I thought it was only LIBERALS exploiting the tragedy. *Woooop woop woop woop!*

    Ahem... we're simply responding to their undereducated, feeble, fear-mongering attempts to exploit the situation.

    Get back in your closet.
    Last edited by Camo Cop; 04-20-2007, 09:26 PM. Reason: Minor typo

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  • djack16
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    Hm. I thought it was only LIBERALS exploiting the tragedy. *Woooop woop woop woop!*

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  • Melinda in TN
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    It would be nice to have an open carry day. Good idea. Even though open carry is legal here you don't see it that often. The only time I open carry is when I ride my mountain bike out lonely country roads. I started doing that after I was harassed by illegals a couple of times. I've never been stopped and asked for my permit. As a female, I prefer to conceal mine because I figure the element of surprise would be on my side.

    Call me crazy but I think we might see a change in gun laws for the better. Except for the most hardcore liberal gun grabbers, people are starting to realize that gun control is not working. Gun free zones are the most dangerous places to be.

    Elementary schools and high schools have RSO officers on campus but colleges do not. I would like to see professors obtain carry permits and be encouraged to be armed while on campus. It's a sad day for this country when it comes to that but at least some sane people trained in firearms and their use would be on campus if this happens again. Knowing there are armed people around would help discourage this type of thing in the future. I attend a very conservative college and most of our professors are pro-gun people. Heck, most of the people in TN believe in the right to bear arms. I guess that's why it seems so natural to me. I've never known anything else.

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  • Ghostrider_RSA
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    Good on them!

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  • Camo Cop
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    Any job openings in Tennesee? I suddenly want to move there!

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  • lunchbox
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    It's definately not something I expected after the VT shooting. I would have figured they would have stuck with the typical ban guns routine.

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  • The Rabbi
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    Originally posted by normal1
    Yeah cause its smart to take a gun to a playground. The other parents will feel o-so-safe.
    In Israel it's nothing to see people out and about with an Uzi or whatever slung on their shoulder. If people are morons and get upset at the sight of guns, why is it the CCW's problem?

    I have often suggested and thought about an "Open Carry Day" in Tennessee (since open carry is legal here). It would do the general population good to see how many and what kinds of people carry. There are over 300,000 permit holders in TN, a state with about 7M people. That's a pretty big percentage.

    ETA: Not a word of this on the Tennessean's website. Hmm, wonder why. I have written Rep Odom urging his support.
    Last edited by The Rabbi; 04-19-2007, 02:00 PM.

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  • JSandi
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    Yeah playgrounds have never had a crime committed on them, no kid abductions or rapist looking to prey upon young females and mothers, and no one has ever thought to shoot up a play ground much like Cho choose to shoot up a dorm.

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