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About dawgdoc

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  1. The "Handgun Permit Types" page lists different things about each one, but the only difference seems to be open carrying and training requirements. For example, under the Concealed Carry Permit, it says, "May not carry at any school or university (public or private)" However, unless something has changed, you cannot do that with an Enhanced Permit either. The implication is that you could carry there with the Enhanced Permit (and the first draft of the bill that created the new permit meant for that to happen), but I don't recall Tennessee getting campus carry in any form. Likewise
  2. When I turned 16, that is exactly how the law was. Freedom is dangerous. I believe the old system worked for me and my brother--our dad voluntarily taught us how to drive and how to be safe. The law got changed because some kid killed himself in an accident. So his guilty parents persuaded the legislature to make sure every kid had driver education. The goal was lofty, but the result is a joke of a requirement that barely accomplishes it and burdens the poor. It is another example of nanny statism. For the record, I think that when a kid turns 16, the parents should have properly p
  3. I personally think it is unconscionable for any state, including Tennessee, to require any training for the ability to fulfill a God-given right. I think training is good, but the State should not require it. Rather, if training is so vitally important, then the State should offer on its own dime in the most convenient way possible. Instead, they put that burden on the individual. I and thousands of other Georgians obtained a Weapons Carry License without any government-mandated training. I could easily argue that the training imparted by parents, grandparents, and knowledgeable family fr
  4. I know a few Tennesseans who have expressed interest in carrying but haven't gone any further. Most of these people would be served well enough by the "non-enhanced" Concealed Carry Handgun Permit due to lower cost and no desire to open carry. In my opinion, when reading the difference between the two types on the gov webpage, I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of new gun people would go the concealed only route. The webpage doesn't really have much of a sales pitch for the Enhanced Permit. Does anyone have recommendations or experience with any of the online courses, especiall
  5. You don't have to worry about the vaccine altering your DNA because it doesn't. As opposed to the traditional method of weakening a virus and then introducing it into your body so that you mount an immune response to a specific protein found on the virus, the DNA and RNA vaccines introduce genetic sequences of the virus into your body. Certain cells then use that genetic material to produce the targeted protein, which then stimulates the the immune response. The cells do not mutate (i.e., change their own DNA). There are actually a host of reasons why DNA and RNA vaccinations are a lot saf
  6. Based on the killer's name, he sounds like he might be yet another ambassador of the Religion of Peace. I may be wrong, but stereotypes can be a real time-saver.
  7. In the case of the coyote killed by bare hands, they potentially could have tested it and waited for the results before starting treatment. Rabies takes weeks to months before you become clinical, and the testing usually takes less than a week. If the dead coyote's body got dragged off or the brain decayed, they would not be able to test for rabies, and the victims would need full post-exposure treatment.
  8. Donald Trump, Jr. was recently pictured with a braced AR pistol at a range. The liberals are in a fit because of the magazine featuring Hillary behind bars and a crusader helmet on the receiver. I'm sure he was shooting that pistol as intended by the ATF.
  9. I'll add my 2 cents. I have a full-size 9mm RIA 1911, and I bought a 10-Roung Mec-Gar magazine from the Rock Island booth at an NRA show. That particular magazine consistently caused jams. It was so consistent that I could reserve it for malfunction drills. I also had a Wilson Combat 10-Round magazine that repeatedly jammed, but another one (same company) that doesn't. The 9-round Metalform magazines have not had an issue. Mec-Gar sent me a replacement magazine, but I have not tested it yet.
  10. I didn't get the replacement magazine until 2 weeks ago, after multiple calls to S&W (they said it was due to closing and moving a warehouse). I had no problems with the new magazine when I shot it. This week, they sent me a new spring with no notice. The new spring is significantly longer than the original spring. The replacement magazine has the same size spring as the original, but it feels stiffer. The new spring is definitely stiffer. I'm going to try it in the original magazine this week. Since my first post in this thread, I have found other reports of stovepipes that
  11. St. Elmo has been revitalized, which means at one point, it was devitalized. Most of the area is OK, but it is within walking distance of not OK areas.
  12. Thanks for all the responses; I anticipated what the general opinion would be (because I agree that getting a permit/license would be easiest). I have actually considered broaching the idea of paying for permits and license as a an employee benefit, I'm not quite sure how that would go over both from a financial point and from a social point. With the new concealed only, non-enhanced TN permit next year, there will be closer parity between the minimum that Georgia residents pay compared to TN residents. As for how LEO might respond to private property carry, please consider this hypoth
  13. If I were the owner of the business, I would make getting a permit or license a company benefit, but I am not the owner. Several are Georgia residents, and I have repeatedly pointed out how to get a Georgia Weapons Carry License, but very few have taken those steps. As for phone notification, the owner carries a flip phone, and (like me) keeps it off when he is at home. Back to the original question, has anyone dealt with "place of business" carry? It is obviously codified in the TN law, but are LEOs well versed in that particular exception to the general prohibition against car
  14. The dogs are walked in an area enclosed by a tall chainlink fence; the camera monitored the area. The fence is locked, but obviously that will not stop certain types of problems. It is the only area to walk dogs, other than outside the fence. The local PD does drive around the back of the building (where the dog walk area is), but I know they won't be patrolling it constantly.
  15. First, I am going to apologize that I have not been able to find the information that I need, but I have tried. Specifically, I am trying to clarify when and where a person can carry a gun in Tennessee without any permit. This does not apply to me. My office recently had someone steal the camera watching the back area, and the employees (most of who are women) are disturbed. The person knew how to stay out of view, and used a rabies catch pole (not from our hospital) to snare the camera. Veterinary hospitals have three things that criminals of various flavors want--money, drugs, and women


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