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About graywolf

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  1. Got this email from my son this morning. He wrote to EVERY legislator, seeking to have changes made in the gun laws of our state. Apparently, one man listened! Tennesseans, let's get behind this -- write your state legislators! ~ graywolf Stacey Campfield is bucking the system.. Looks like he read my letter more than once.. We must support this bill and write our House of Representatives! It needs a sponsor in the House. I am linking and quoting the bill: Bill Summary *SB 0397 by *Campfield. Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes certain persons over 21 to carry a firearm without a permit; provides endorsements on driver licenses of persons who obtain a handgun carry permit; makes permanent the issuance of a handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17 and Title 55, Chapter 50. Fiscal Summary Not Available Bill Summary This bill authorizes any resident of Tennessee who is a United States citizen or permanent lawful resident, who has reached 21 years of age, and who is not prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm under state or federal law, to carry a firearm in this state except as otherwise prohibited by law. A handgun carry permit would not be required to carry a handgun in this state if a person meets these requirements. A resident of this state who is so authorized to carry a handgun may carry a handgun in any other state with which this state has entered into an agreement of reciprocity for handgun permits. Under present law, it is an offense to carry with the intent to go armed a firearm, a knife with a blade length exceeding four inches, or a club. The offense is punishable as follows: (1) The first violation is a Class C misdemeanor, and, in addition to possible imprisonment as provided by law, may be punished by a fine of up to $500; (2) A second or subsequent violation is a Class B misdemeanor; and (3) A violation is a Class A misdemeanor if the person's carrying of a handgun occurred at a place open to the public where one or more persons were present. This bill revises this offense to instead make it an offense for a person to carry a weapon, openly or concealed, with the intent or avowed purpose of "injuring a fellow man." This offense would be punished as described above in (1) and (2). This bill makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person to fail to accurately answer a law enforcement officer if the officer contacts the person and asks whether the person is carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Generally, under present law, a handgun carry permit is good for four years, at the end of which the permit must be renewed. This bill revises this provision to instead specify that, unless suspended or revoked, a handgun carry permit would not expire and would not need to be renewed. Present law requires that a handgun carry permit be issued on a wallet-sized card with certain information on it, such as the permit holder's name, a color photo of the permit holder, and the permit number and expiration date. This bill revises this requirement to instead require that the permit be issued by the department of safety as an endorsement on a state driver license. Firearms permit endorsements would be added to state driver licenses as they are issued or replaced. Handgun carry permits issued prior to the effective date of this bill would remain valid until a firearm permit endorsement is placed on the permit holder's driver license. If you would, please pass this on to whomever you feel will write.
  2. I'm sorry if this topic has already been discussed on this forum -- I did a search and nothing came up. I have a family member that used to live in a western state where black powder pistols were exempt from the requirement to have a permit. He knows I'm online a good bit, and asked me to check and see what the Tennessee law is. But when I read up on the firearm laws in Tennessee, I could not find anything about black powder. I have to say, none of you have been particularly helpful to this point....
  3. Do you have to have a permit to carry a black powder pistol? Anybody have any concrete information on what the law in Tennessee is, regarding this?
  4. People (like me) who DON'T HAVE T.V......We actually go to debates and read the response of the candidates online to the 10 zillion questions asked of them. Does no one actually research the candidates before they vote??
  5. This would appear to be a serious threat to our right to keep and bear arms. What about reloading? Can you do it without lead?
  6. That may be a good explanation for what happened in the statewide race, but I guess I was more stunned by the congressional race. The two combined, though, left a really bad taste in my mouth.
  7. I am starting a poll. I was totally shocked by the election results from yesterday's Republican primary. Not only did Haslam win (which I did not expect), but a complete "dark horse" won the District 4 race for U.S. House of Representatives. I went to the Republican debate here in my town a few months ago. Five candidates for Congress took part. DesJarlais (who won the Republican primary yesterday) came in FOURTH in the straw poll, with 9.9% of the 101 votes cast at the end. FOURTH OUT OF FIVE!!! How in the world does that translate to winning the primary? Maybe I live in an ivory tower. Maybe the audience in that open debate was heavily salted with a minority-patriot population. Maybe the voting is rigged. Vote. Vote early, vote often....
  8. Good to have you here, jmorriss! Make yourself at home.
  9. You've got that right. I've been voting Republican since 1976, and I'm sick of being manipulated. They say what we want to hear, just to get our vote, but they're no different, no better.
  10. Looks like according to the statewide list posted in this thread that Fayetteville opted out, but Lincoln County is still good. I'll check Monday when public offices open up.
  11. Here's what I found out when I did an online search just now: *HB 1778 by *Casada ( SB 1992 by *Johnson) Firearms and Ammunition - As enacted, prohibits confiscations of lawfully possessed firearms and ammunition during periods of martial rule; clarifies firearm and ammunition restriction prohibitions during any state of emergency, major disaster, or natural disaster. - Amends TCA Title 58, Chapter 1, Part 1 and Title 58, Chapter 2, Part 1. Signed into law 5/29/09 (This was probably an amendment to the law y'all are saying passed 2 years ago. I think maybe they altered the definition of what constitutes an emergency.) Tennessee General Assembly Legislation
  12. I ran across this news story today. It's nearly a year old, but I wondered if anyone here knows whether any similar legislation has been proposed in Tennessee: Mississippi Passes Legislation Protecting Gun Owners During Martial Law Infowars February 11, 2009 Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill to protect the state’s residents during martial law. On the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi website, Phil Bryant announces the passage of SB 2036. The legislation “restricts the power of a peace officer to confiscate firearms and ammunitions in an emergency or during a time of martial law,” according to the website. Senator Merle Flowers It is significant that Lieutenant Governor Bryant mentions the law applies to martial law. Mississippi senator Merle Flowers authored the bill and referred it to the Judiciary on January 6. It passed the Senate on February 4. According to the Mississippi bill status website, the act amends Section 33-7-303 of Mississippi Code of 1972 and “explicitly restrict the power to confiscate firearms and ammunitions in an emergency.” Mississippi passes the law reaffirming the Second Amendment at approximately the same time a number of states are introducing and passing resolutions and bills declaring sovereignty from the federal government and buttressing the Tenth Amendment. eta: I just checked the bill's status (at that link listed) and it says: Died In Committee. That's sad for Mississippi, but the question remains, anything like that here?
  13. Thanks for the tips, guys. I've got some good ideas. Now to just come up with some cash! (Might have to wait until after Christmas...)
  14. That's a pretty revolver. And it sounds very well-made.
  15. To understand what the founding fathers meant when they wrote the 2nd Amendment, it helps to read some of what they said in reference to it. Here are a couple of quotes from Thomas Jefferson: "[The] governor [is] constitutionally the commander of the militia of the State, that is to say, of every man in it able to bear arms." --Thomas Jefferson to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1811. "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. "No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms..." -- Thomas Jefferson Correction: Jefferson on Arms

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