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macville last won the day on October 28 2015

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About macville

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  • Birthday 05/05/1982

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  1. What's the latest on campus Carry for students?

    You'd also think a republican majority wouldn't up a tax when we are sitting on almost two billion dollars, but we have republicans, not conservatives. That's become a big difference.
  2. Merchants of Beer-Knoxville

    Interesting, it wasn't posted when I went there a little over a week ago.
  3. Okay, now your question makes sense. The former state law said suppressors were illegal, but there was written into the law an exception that if you had the federal tax stamp for the suppressor, it was legal. Now it's no longer illegal period by state law, just still illegal for the feds without the tax stamp. Practically, you are correct. It really changes nothing except that now if you have one illegally, only the feds could go after you. As I said before, it was a bill to prepare for the hopeful repeal of suppressors from the NFA so no one could get in trouble if they are taken off. Whatever the case, I am always for removing "illegal" things from state law when they are pointlessly illegal-even if it doesn't make much difference practically.
  4. You are correct, the quick reading I did the other day I saw defense in the section before (c) and my brain just transposed it. I read somewhere that there was concern that the language which was the issue was, " is in full compliance with the requirements" and that could cause issue. But I am all in favor of any "defense" or "exception" being removed from the law and things fully legal. Honestly, if you wanted to try pushing the TN firearms freedom act you could do so with no punishment from the state, just the jerk ATF would be after ya:)
  5. I am not quite sure what you are asking. This law was passed because it's possible that congress in July may take suppressors off the NFA and if they do, the previous "defense" wording in TN would have actually made the currently legal suppressors illegal in TN. It was really an administrative bill to make sure there are no gotchas to TN residents who do currently have a legal suppressor.
  6. I know that, but what I meant was there ever an actual ban on them (no defense in the law) since 1934? I would guess that sometime in the 60's or later they were actually made illegal by state law. Edit: I am writing a response to the original letter and wanted to include that they've been defacto legal for x number of years.
  7. Does anyone know if suppressors were ever illegal in TN since the '34 NFA act? As far as I've found, they've always been legal since being invented (or at least there was a defense to them written into the law.)
  8. This letter is a prime example of why being a cop or military doesn't make you a firearms expert or even have a gauge knowledge of firearms. http://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/05/24/letters-silencers-greed/340246001/ I may have to respond to this because it's pure fud and nonsense.
  9. HCP as an alternative to TICS/NICS

    Can I just point out that the TICS is unconstitutional? Our state constitution very clearly says what the state can do as far as restricting carry (only with a view to prevent crime) but it is silent about keeping arms. If the feds want to require an unconstitutional BG check, fine. We will deal with that at the national level someday. But considering how clear our state constitution is, we should be able to eliminate TICS if we actually tried.
  10. TN HB 0508/SB 0445

    Anyone have the final text of this bill and what it covers? From what I've read about it, it seems more like a gun control bill than adding any freedom for us.
  11. TN HB 0508/SB 0445

    I think the phrase you are looking for is, "sucks monkey butt at the local level" Honestly, the NRA could be much more successful national issues if they focused on local issues first. Local issues change mindsets which help changes national issues easier. This has been proven over and over again with other issues.
  12. Nashville Lemonade Stand AK

    I hope this guy gets stuck with a gun he really doesn't want. It's also obvious that he's never read the state constitution because it doesn't give law makers the power to restrict the selling of guns, just the bearing of arms.
  13. Gagle teaches us by his superior intelect...

    I had to laugh when I saw Gagle's new opinion piece this week: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/frank-cagle/2017/02/22/frank-cagle-state-legislators-guilty-spreading-fake-news/98200834/
  14. State law says they can't do anything if you don't pay. Can't report you to a credit agency either. Look up Andy holy to find out the full info.

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