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  1. I didn't say I agreed with this, just that its the NRA's goal. I do agree with Dave and Leroy's comments. Even though the states (some) will/may disagree with it if it should come up in the Congress as It certainly does take away states right to regulate within their own boarders, as wrong as some may be.
  2. The NRA sees this as a pathway to national reciprocity. They compromise on this and they put the pressure on to get national reciprocity passed. Its the NRA's holy grail at this time as they believe it will open the door to states that refuse 2A rights to non residents. Legislators also know that they can turn it into leverage on other issues.
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    Does anyone here fly Paramotors

    I see you are in Tullahoma. Went to the Beechcraft Heritage Museum there and if you have not bothered to go see it then I highly recommend it. Very interesting displays and lots to look at. Used to fly fixed wing years ago. Cessna and Pipers.
  4. Stayed here the first time last October and I noticed the sign at the entrance said No Firearms. Stayed again this spring and the sign was still there so after we got home I sent the park manager an e-mail pointing out their non compliance of state law (pre-emption). I finally received a response today and was informed that the signs have been updated and an assurance that carry is indeed legal as long as you have your permission slip. Who'da thunk it, an e-mail can have an impact. Tims Ford is the closest state park to Lynchburg and uncle Jack. Great park too if you have never been.
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    Riverbend Festival

    Sir, my apologies if you took my comment as calling you a fool. In no way was I directing that to any one person. It was simply a blanket statement that we are not dealing with foolish people in the anti gun side of the debate. We, therefore, we can't be foolish in our approach in the fight against the anti side. That's all.
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    Riverbend Festival

    How would we be funding a crime if its a legal activity? I am not advocating funding crimes here. I am advocating funding the defense of our legal rights that are routinely violated by these festivals and venues that post gun buster signs contrary to state preemption. Thats why it has to be a coordinated and organized effort. They are not fools on the other side, we can't be either.
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    Riverbend Festival

    Yes peegman, that WILL fix it. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Otherwise we accept the status quo and "just conceal" hiding our constitutional rights under our shirts.......until we get stopped and frisked and arrested. This is where it has to be an organized effort to stop the effort to deny law abiding people their INALIENABLE rights, just as its an organized effort to DENY them. Until there is a group to finance a defense I really don't expect the average joe to go through such an ordeal alone. How many of us here are willing to put some money where our mouths are? Or are we just here to BS and belittle those who have a different opinion than you?
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    Riverbend Festival

    That is exactly what needs to happen. Too bad there is no group that is cohesive enough to make a challenge like that with audio/video evidence and a lawyer or two in cognito. Until infringements like these are challenged we set case law then it will only continue and/or get worse.
  9. I have to agree with bersaguy on this. Those that are saying to just conceal are firstly advocating breaking the law in carrying past a posted no guns sign.......BUT this is not private property and in these cases if we as gun owners don't start letting venues like this know that they cannot just post a gun buster sign any 'ol place they wish to have a festival that's contrary to state law we accomplish nothing in advancing legal carry by law abiding people. This is exactly where an opportunity exists to exercise your rights and openly display that right.
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    Jack Daniels Tennessee Squires

    I am actually headed to Lynchburg tomorrow, taking the trailer and staying in Tims Ford state park. Have done the tour before so I am just picking up some "goods". I am unaware of the Squire thing too. Would be cool, I have to agree.
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    Families change of heart

    Should you go ahead with plans to rent/lease to another family, essentially strangers, get with an attorney first and develop an iron clad lease/rental agreement to make sure you can evict them if they start doing things you can not tolerate...like growing illegal things....or cooking illegal things..... or even just not taking care of this nice house you so generously want to rent out. You fell into the age old trap of thinking your adult children and their spouses have the same dreams and vision that you do. Now you have a huge investment in what your pictures show to be a beautiful piece of property all predicated on the false thinking that your daughter and son in law would like this same lifestyle......until the reality set in. If you did not make them invest their own money into this then they feel no obligation to help you out. Just walk away and leave you in the predicament of taking care of it now. Good luck with it.
  12. Thanks BigK for addressing the issue with your honest point of view, one which I can agree with. Do you think these 2 should be charged with a crime and what crime do you believe they committed? I know info is limited at this point but we seem to like to speculate here. I will say it again too, all I am trying to do here is have a discussion on what they did and how it was handled, not a "what idiots" pile on fest. That's too easy. As it is, there is history in Detroit where a man walked into a precinct and opened fire. No officers were injured I don't believe but the perp did get his wish of suicide by cop.
  13. Aww, you hurt my feels now. That's alright though, that door swings both ways.
  14. Good morning gentleman, in spite of accusations of my "disdain" for LEO I will just say that I have high respect for any LEO that conducts himself with professionalism and knows and understands the very laws we entrust him to uphold. I do not think they walk on water and deserve more leeway in the law than the citizen, being held to a LOWER standard than what the citizen is held to. Is that too much to ask of them? Just like with the controversy over the presidents travel ban, the issue with what these guys did is ...was it legal (and were they justly arrested). The police act outside the law at times and I just want the good officers to be just in the application of the law, not to jam people up for lawful conduct and actions. I have great respect for those officers that do their job within the constraints placed upon them by our constitution, they themselves are not ABOVE the law. The carry of firearms is enshrined in the MI State Constitution so it will take great effort to take that away from its citizens, unlike TN that has the wording of 'with an eye toward preventing crime' wiggle room in it. We are either free men or we are not and I feel the requirement of a license to carry in public in this state is unconstitutional. That's just my opinion. As to common sense, I stated that I did not agree with their method. I do not advocate going full tactical and making a spectacle of ones self if he is trying to advance the idea that good people carry firearms too, we must project a better image than that. The MI forums have pretty much the same response as this forum and not many support it. What they do support is that LAWFUL acts should not be criminalized, no matter how lacking in common sense it is. Heck, all I was doing here is playing devil's advocate and trying to make a good discussion out of what was just a pile on of "what idiots" these guys are. We went through this over people in TX before they enacted their open carry law. You all called those guys idiots too for carrying their AR's into a fast food restaurant. Well, its seems they accomplished their goal of getting open carry of handguns legalized. Good for them. Long gun open carry was their only avenue to do that. I say good job on them. Think what you will of me gentleman but we are more alike than we are different.
  15. Sam, you are so clever, you got me again....geeze, silly me.

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