Tennessean gub cand commits to signing constitutional carry

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  1. kwikrnu

    kwikrnu Banned

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    when elected and when the legislation is brought to him, Bill Haslam says he'll sign. This is the man who was in Bloomberg's mayors against guns group.

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  2. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Aside from carrying guns openly or concealed without any permit required, is there anything else to "constitutional carry?
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    Does it also mean no place is off limits? If you can go there unarmed, then you can go there armed?

    For the record, I like the requirement to have a permit (shall-issue) to carry a gun in public. I think we should keep it.
    But I agree that virtually no place should be off-limits, once you've been checked out and you have the permit.
     

  3. kwikrnu

    kwikrnu Banned

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    Property open to the public should not be prohibited. Property owners whose premisis is not open to the public should be able to restrict carry.

    Permits are restrictions of liberty, there were no carry permits in 1791.
     
  4. kwikrnu

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    He showed up at a Tennessee Firearms Association meeting last night. Me and a couple of other guys including richard hamblin got him to say he would sign legislation. This helps pressure the legislature.

    This has been spreading all over Tennessee. It is a big deal because Haslam has a B- rating with the NRA. He was a member of Bloomberg's Mayors against guns. As Mayor he oversaw the banning of guns in Knoxville City Parks.

    My audio on youtube which is only edited for time (I took out a few people's questions because they made little sense and had no relation to vermont style open carry)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHvd5b3sMc

    Video of my question

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-81EWYEDq0

    WKRN

    http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=13352003

    WSMV

    http://www.wsmv.com/news/25445079/detail.html

    Nashville Scene

    http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/arch ... -west-bill

    News Channel 5

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=13352435

    Memphis Commercial Appeal

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/20 ... ying-guns/


    It goes to show that a little question can go a long way.
     
  5. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    If GA were to pass constitutional carry, but still offer a GWL as an option, I would keep my GWL for reciprocity reasons.

    The questions that beg to be asked are a) Does he have a chance at being elected? and b) Will the legislature put forth and pass a bill for constitutional carry?

    Being from Memphis, and with family there and in Nashville, I normally try to keep an eye on TN politics, but have not been watching for the last few months.
     
  6. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    This would solve some of your problems wouldn't it kwik?

    If they knew that, you'd be the sole reason for it not passing. LOL j/k :lol:
     
  7. kwikrnu

    kwikrnu Banned

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    He is ahead in the polls something like 30 points over the Democrat. The election is already over it is just a matter of a few more days. We have a Republican controlled House and Senate that just overrode the Governors veto of handgun carry in bars. There is a strong possibility that we may get unlicensed open carry. His statement is exciting because all of the major news organizations in the State covered it. Ron Ramsey the runner up for the republican nomination for governor is supposedly for unlicensed open carry and is leiutenant governor. Granted that most don't seem to believe in the Constitution, I still think we'll get unlicensed open carry. Hopefully my lawsuit will get more attention as bills calling for unlicensed open carry get introduced.

    How can they deny a license to carry to a FFL?
     
  8. TippinTaco

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    Good luck up there in TN guys!! I being a export from the great hills of the smokey mountains, make me proud. Good folks up there, and its good knowing you guys rae trying to set the record straight. I'll be keeping my eyes on this. :righton:
     
  9. Adam5

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    For my own personal reasons, I would rather see TN do away with the ban on having a beer while carrying. It would be nice to legally have a beer with my favorite BBQ, and I'm sure as Hell not going to South Third St in Memphis without carrying. That, and do away with signs carrying legal weight.
     
  10. kwikrnu

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    I don't drink, but think that as long as someone is in control of their body carry should not be a problem. I think property which is held out to be open to the public should not be allowed to restrict carry, unless it is a sensitive place like a courtroom or prison. Those would be places where no one is allowed to carry. They should be required to have lock boxes for firearm storage. Private places not open to the public I think should be allowed to restrict carry, but posting a mandatory sign which would be uniform size and language should be required.

    Unlicensed carry would solve many problems. It would stop the government from publishing personal information about carriers. It would save tax payers money spent to run the program. It would save those who wished to carry about $200 in fees. It would save time spent on the 8 hour class. It makes sense to permit unlicensed carry.