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Everything posted by dawgdoc

  1. 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.
  2. A person could legitimately argue the signs are not prominent. Each bank of doors had only one sign (fitting minimal dimensions of the law) all the way to right, on the window. If you enter on the far left, you would not see it all.
  3. They have the new signs on the doors of the hotel and the conference center. I don't remember it being posted the last time I was here. Here's the kicker-they also have signs in the parking lot basically saying they aren't responsible for stuff left in your car and park at your own risk.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Besides their dumb rules, who do they think they are saying they can search a person? At best, they can deny entry, but anything else is just bluster, unless they are just using metal detectors to "search" people. Good luck on keeping out cameras unless you prohibit all phones. If you give any entity an ounce of power, then they always try to take more, and end up with this junk.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. We went to the McKamey Animal Center (animal shelter in Chattanooga) today. I noticed on their regular main entrance (which was locked because they were having a "clear the shelters" event) that they had sign reading, "No Concealable Weapons" with a circle and slash over a revolver and knife. Definitely does not fit the legal requirements of the law to be an official posting, but their sentiments are clear. Looked somewhat faded, so it may have been there a while. The sign must be something you can get at a hardware store, because I'm pretty sure that I have seen the same sign on an arts c
  15. All right, trying the broken link again: http://psychology.usf.edu/faculty/data/ddiamond/Research_on_Why_Parents_Forget_Children_in_Hot_Cars.pdf This article might have a more succinct version of the same researcher's findings: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/anyone-could-forget-kids-in-hot-car-forgotten-baby-syndrome/ From the BMJ article previously cited: So more people unintentionally left their kids in hot cars than those that intentionally did so. I think it is safe to assume that the people who killed their kids while they went to play video poker or s
  16. https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/11/1/33 http://psychology.usf.edu/faculty/data/ddiamond/Research_on_Why_Parents_Forget_Children_in_Hot_Cars.pdf Edited to try to fix the broken link.
  17. Those alarms for children in the car don't always work. There was a case in Chattanooga several years ago where a guy left his baby in the car that illustrates the mental disconnect that must occur for parents to leave children in the car. He had one of those alarms, and his car was parked right outside his office. The alarm went off several times, and he silenced it each time without even thinking that his kid was in the car. He thought someone was messing with car and didn't remember that he even had the baby that day. Probably from the moment he started driving and dropping off the old
  18. At the beginning of this thread, there was a bill summary posted which is pretty detailed, including the section about enhanced permit holders carrying on school property, and then there are the amendments to the bill. The bill as passed that was linked here: https://handgun.safety.tn.gov/WebFiles/HESS/2019LegislativeSynopsis.pdf (which is found in this thread: https://www.tngunowners.com/forums/topic/111711-state-summary-of-new-gun-laws/). The bill on the synopsis page has no language even similar to the section pertaining to school carry. Was this language amended out in the Senate? I'm
  19. Today at the range my wife did a lot better. I told her to grip it like someone was trying to take the gun. There were two jams that I think are magazine related. I had previously marked one of the two magazines that seem to have more problems, and today, there were two instances in which the last round got stuck bullet facing the sky in the partially closed slide. When I called, Smith and Wesson, they have heard of similar problems, and are sending a new magazine. I suspect that the spring has marginal tension on the last round, and sometimes it can't push it up fast enough as th
  20. I agree that as written above, it looks like the law gives an exemption to enhanced permit holders about school property. If it doesn't, then it is going to confuse a lot of people. Right now, the only major differences between the benefits of the two permits looks like the ability to carry openly and how long they are valid. An average person, reading the above law, could reasonably think that one of the "enhancements" is getting to carry more places. I'm going by a plain English reading of the law. If it is a mistake, then they need to clarify before someone carries on some co
  21. I second the suggestion of using an outdoor antenna and connecting it using the existing coaxial in the house. I originally had an antenna in the attic, but I moved it outside (attached on the lowest part of the eave that I can reach with a ladder). The coaxial from the antenna goes through the soffit, into my attic, and then down the wall to the outdoor cable distribution box. I can get nearly the same reception in any room in the house (some degradation with the furthest runs of cable). I could have just ran the cable down the side of the house, but for a little more effort, I was able t
  22. We have been dry firing and then I rack the slide while she continues to hold it. Not the same as real recoil, but it helps her to see how much force is needed to keep the gun where it needs to be. She weighs 100 pounds (after two kids) and is of Filipino descent, and she is small even compared to her relatives. My 13- year old son is getting close to her height.
  23. We bought it new without trying one. The only time I can get it to jam is when I tried to make some low power hand loads (but haven't had that problem with loads in the mid to upper range of the reload data), and when I deliberately weakly held the gun one handed (but that was actually failure to fire because the grip safety was not engaged). I could watch her get multiple problems on one magazine, then I would load the same ammo in the same magazine and shoot the entire mag with no problem. After our last range session, I came back with two boxes of the cheapest ammo I could buy to
  24. We got one for my wife. She is very petite, and she has had multiple failures (failure to eject and stovepipes). We think the combination of her small hand and the grip safety lead to inadvertent limp wristing. I posted on another site, and someone mentioned the same problem with small shooters with their rental guns. My wife has not had the same type of jams with an LCP, an LC9, or a full size 1911 9mm. I suspect the EZ springs that make it so easy to rack contribute to her problem. We have been practicing her grip at home, but haven't shot it again since possibly identif
  25. The Stampede had cursory bag checks, no metal detectors, and signs that used to be considered legal postings when I went last year. Dollywood had bag and stroller checks when I last went, but that was 2 years ago. At either place, a determined person could have brought multiple weapons, even a bomb, with just a little planning.


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