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JayC

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JayC last won the day on November 29 2016

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  1. Couple of issues with your scholarly research. First, both federalist papers 29 and 46 were written before the Bill of Rights was written. Federalist 29 being published on Jan 9th 1788, and 46 being published on Jan 29th of the same year. The Bill of Rights was published on Sept 25th, 1789, 18+ months later. Second, the Bill of Rights, which includes the 2nd Amendment, was written in direct response to concerns expressed by the Anti-Federalists, I'd encourage you to read Brutus No X written as a response by the Anti-Federalists to Federallist No 29. - http://www.constitution.org/afp/brutus10.htm Third, I'd also read Federalist No 84, in which Hamilton worries that future generations will do exactly what you're doing with the Bill of Rights, which is to say you see some power to regulate when no power exists at all. Fourth, I'd also look to the often forgotten 10th Amendment, which states: The 2nd Amendment is a right of 'the people' and therefore neither the States, nor the Federal government should be able to infringe upon the right in any way shape or form.
  2. The case law is coming, TFA still has a lawsuit against Knoxville, then it will be settled law. After that I doubt Nashville will force the issue.
  3. Somebody is lying to you Because here is the Metro GIS parcel information: http://maps.nashville.gov/ParcelViewer/?parcelID=09306004100 39-17-1311bHi: Metro government labels the property as a park, it's a park, they can't under state law 'rent' the area out to get around the carry in parks law.
  4. @DaveTN hit the nail right on the head inside the state of TN, it's lawful to carry a loaded firearm in a personal vehicle by pretty much anybody legally allowed to own the firearm. There are some places that you can still run into problems without a permit, schools, colleges, universities. Company owned vehicles are also somewhat problematic as well.
  5. I think the majority of republicans in the legislature would pass most of these gun bills... Just a hand full lead by Beth Harwell are preventing the bills from coming to a floor vote.
  6. As Worriedman said this is a 'just in case' bill if the Hearing Protection Act were to pass.
  7. Background checks largely do not work, why on earth would we want to increase their usage? It costs ~20-25 million in background check costs alone for each person CHARGED with violating the background check law. Fewer people are charged today with violating the law, that were before the background check system was put in place! Not to mention the false positive rate is clearly above 50%, and in some places like TN it's approaching 80%.
  8. Governor doesn't want to have to veto's pro-gun bills, and he also doesn't want to sign them, because he wants to run for President one day?!?! To help him, he's enlisted the help of a RINO named Beth Harwell who is the speaker of the house. The governor will be gone in a little over 18 months, the key issue is fixing the long jam on gun bills, is to get rid of her in the 2018 election. Or elect a democrat governor, which the republicans will then send every possible gun bill to try and wound the democrats. Beth Harwell needs to go.
  9. In all fairness, you can get caught out at odds times without violating the rule of dumb. We had an alarm go off at one of our businesses 3 weeks ago, and I got a call and had to drive down there at 2am to meet the police and let them in. False alarm, but I still had to go. I didn't need to stop for gas, but I could have. So there are rare times responsible adults have to be out late at night.
  10. I disagree, Harwell would have a lot harder of a time holding back 2nd amendment laws that could be used to win political capital forcing the governor to veto the bill, and the legislature over riding the veto. But you're right, getting rid of Harwell needs to be the goal, and depending on who gets elected as Governor the next time around she may well fall out of favor.
  11. Or elect a democratic governor, so the republican legislature can use 2nd amendment laws as a wedge issues.
  12. What DA is going to want to go to bat on a death ruled justified by the county coroner? Can you imagine the field day a defense attorney would have? Unless there was something very strange going on I think that would pretty much guarantee reasonable doubt.
  13. IANAL, but to echo what David said, but since they don't define residence requirements in the carry law, it most likely means the requirements under their voting law/drivers license law. I'm pretty sure as a full time student she's not required to become an AL resident, although it might not be a 'bad' idea if it reduces her in state tuition, getting a permit in AL is much easier than getting a permit in TN. So if it's advantageous to become an AL resident, getting an AL permit would be the last of my worries.
  14. I don't think that is true.. If you found a republican with a name starting with a letter before H, and made some stink about her anti-gun record and desire to increase taxes, she'd probably loose. Then who cares if we hold the seat in the general or not.
  15. IANAL, but under TN state law, unless it's YOUR home and curtilage, it's still illegal to carry a firearm, concealed or openly. The chances you'll get arrested are slim and none, but if something goes wrong why risk the extra charge being added on? Curtilage generally means the house, porch, fenced in yard, and any outbuildings meant for human use.

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