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  1. While I don't think the government has some secret gun registration, people in the government and other high places break the law almost every day and nobody does a thing about it. The Clintons, most people in the FBI leadership under Obama, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, just to name a few off the top of my head. The government pretty much does whatever it wants. Oh, people will gripe about it to no end, but at the end of the day, nobody does anything to stop it of prosecute the people responsible.
  2. I agree. If I'm selling a gun and I don't personally know the person or at least know somebody that knows them, they better have a HCP they can show me. If I don't know or know of them, I'm not selling a gun to them without them proving to me they have at least passed a background check with showing their HCP. I know I don't legally have to do that, but I would hate for a gun I sold somebody to be used in a crime.
  3. A couple of years ago I was traveling to a business meeting that was planned to happen in East Chicago, IN. At the last minute they changed the meeting to the main office in Chicago, IL. I had my gun because I was good in IN, I was so scared of going into Chicago with a loaded firearm, I completely disassembled the gun and put the parts in different places inside my truck. It may have been overkill but I've heard horror stories of people carrying guns in Chicago.
  4. I'm not going to say there aren't any out there, but I've never seen or heard of a foreign made AR. I don't think anybody would give a flip if importation of them was banned. She probably doesn't have a clue what she is talking about, it just sounds good to her base.
  5. A few years ago I was questioned in a fairly big case. I wasn't a suspect, but they were still at the point where "we can't rule anyone out". I probably should have had a lawyer with me, but I didn't do anything wrong and explained what I knew truthfully. You could tell by their questioning though, that they were trying to trip me up, but I didn't fall for it. They will also try to be overly friendly trying to "help you out", don't fall for that either. You can tell that what they even try to pass off as "small talk", has a purpose of gathering info. Everything the investigator says is deliberate, from hello to good by, seeing how you respond. I'd say, if involved in a shooting, make your statement, but don't answer any questions other than "What happened" and then give your statement. If the investigator starts asking how or why about your statement, you better shut up at that point. I had a true life incident at 16 that taught me a very valuable lesson. I was out spotlighting deer (without a gun) and somebody ratted me out. The Game Warden caught up to me the next day at school and wanted to question me about it. Being underage, they had to wait until Dad was there to question me. Me, mistakenly thinking it was perfectly legal to spotlight without a gun, thought it was a good idea to plead my case that I didn't have a gun and everything would be ok. Got charged and ended up in Juvenile Court. I found out later that the only evidence they had on me, before my complete voluntary confession, was a vague description of my vehicle. If I had kept my mouth shut that day, they wouldn't have had enough evidence to charge. Again, the Game Warden was trying to be all "buddy buddy" until he charged me. It all worked out, with me just getting a stern talking to by the judge, but the whole ordeal taught me a valuable lesson.
  6. True, but all my encounters with officers were before the vehicle carry law went into effect, or out of state (I got stopped one time in Alabama last year in a CMV). I'd say 99% of your encounters with officers will be during a traffic stop, which like you said, is legal without permit in TN. I have had zero interactions with officers (besides cop buddies I hang with) outside of a vehicle.
  7. For what it's worth, and I always have my permit on me, is that I have never been asked to show my card, or even asked if I had a permit. Anytime I've been stopped, I tell them I'm armed and the officer never has taken it any further. The fact is, as soon as they run your driver's license they know if you have a valid HCP. Maybe I've just never ran across the right cop, but with any of the encounters I've had, the officer couldn't care less that there was a firearm on my side. Of course I always keep my hands in sight, and not have them anywhere near the gun. That being said, it's still against the law to not have your card on you while carrying.
  8. I met Blackburn way back when she was in the State Legislature. She is a really nice lady to talk to, but at the end of the day, she's a politician through and through. About all I can say about her is she's better than the one she replaced. Might want to give her a little time though, the US Senate has a way of turning otherwise decent people into the scum of the earth. I mean, I can pretty much name on one hand who I'd consider decent senators, I wouldn't classify hardly any of them good or great.
  9. From what I've heard, nobody has turned one in, and I've got a feeling they aren't being destroyed. There are even several folks publicly stating they will not comply. I honestly don't think it will be enforced by the ATF, unless it's connected to another crime, or some local agency calls them about one, forcing their hand. It's just some feel good BS that looks good on paper to politicians. I think somebody would have a decent chance in court to win, but it's going to cost a bundle of money to try it.
  10. If they are going to do something with the bump stocks, the best thing all around is to make them class 3 and handle them like machine guns. Those that have them, have so long to register them, after that they will have to be transferred on a form 4. The general public will think they are banned, the people that have them will get to keep them and still be able to sell them, and the government won’t have to fork out a lot of money for buyback.
  11. Yea, the guy was a idiot to use a bump stock. I mean, if you are going all out to compete a mass murder, why don't you just get a DIAS, or drill the hole and call it a day? I don't like the fire bump stocks are taking more than any of you, but the reality of it is, they felt like they had to throw the public a bone. There is quite a bit of support in the country for a all out AWB, much more restrictive than last time. Right or wrong, Trump thought he had to give them the bump stock to protect our other rights. Agree or disagree, I understand the reasoning. Some around here like to throw out that how Obama was better for the 2nd than Trump. The only thing that kept Obama in check during his second term what the republican legislature. Given the chance, does anybody actually think Obama wouldn't have taken your guns away?
  12. The theory is that when you lower taxes, it makes the economy better and the government takes in more taxes. This can work if you do it right. I agree though, both parties spend way too much. As far as Trump and the bump stocks, I don't like it, but he will still probably get my vote in 2020. What else you going to do, vote for a Bernie or Liz Warren, or are you planning on throwing your vote away to a third party? Sometimes you just have to play the hand you've got. You've also got to look at the big picture. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has one foot in the grave, and rumor is another justice may retire. Long term 2nd amendment success depends on a conservative supreme court, because sooner or later the Dems are likely to get back ahold of 2 branches, and it will be scorched earth toward the 2nd amendment.
  13. I'm not so sure it would be a good idea to try and hold him, unless you could make 100% sure you could hold him and he could access any weapons. I'm sure there were other people on that ferry that could get hurt if things go bad. When it's just you and a bad guy, things are different than when there are other people involved. I know my self defense plans are very different, depending on if I'm alone or I'm with my family.
  14. He has been caught now. I wonder, if a civilian saw him, and he wasn't posing a threat (moving away), would you take that shot? Common sense tell you to take the shot, but there is also that case down in Chattanooga, which is very similar, and the guy got convicted of 2nd degree murder. I keep thinking about the ferry boat operator. They had him on the ferry, and knew it was him. They notified the police, but they were a long way away. I'm guessing either the captain didn't have a firearm or had one and was scared to use it. If you were in that position, and decided to act, I think it would be very dangerous to try and hold him until the police arrived. About your only reasonable option would be to put him down, or do what they did and let him go. By letting him off the ferry though, they put a bunch of the public and police officers in danger. Tough decision, with lots of legal consequences.

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