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    Unlicensed Open Carry Bill Defeated

    Looks as if the unlicensed open carry bill has been defeated for now. I find it hard to believe that a Republican supermajority can't pass even a simple pro-gun bill. It causes one to wonder whether they're truly pro 2nd amendment.

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    I have been disappointed in the Tennessee Legeslature for a long time, but even more so since Republicans controlled both chambers and the Governor's office. Guess maybe I just expected too much.
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    That sucks, but clearly shows that republicans are no better than democrats when it comes to civil rights.
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    There are no substantive differences among the Ruling Parties, they're all progressive, ruling by fortifying tyranny with legislation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    There are no substantive differences among the Ruling Parties, they're all progressive, ruling by fortifying tyranny with legislation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    There are no substantive differences among the Ruling Parties, they're all progressive, ruling by fortifying tyranny with legislation.
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    I really am disappointed by this. But just like the rest of you, not surprised. I wrote emails to my Representatives and got no response. Maybe another email with a more stern tone is in order. If we disagree, fine. But don't ignore me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nascar24Glock View Post
    Looks as if the unlicensed open carry bill has been defeated for now. I find it hard to believe that a Republican supermajority can't pass even a simple pro-gun bill. It causes one to wonder whether they're truly pro 2nd amendment.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/state/b...fails-in-house
    LOL. No need to wonder. Republicans are generally anti 2nd amendment. Democrats are almost always rabidly anti 2nd amendment. At least you have permitted OC. In Florida we have nothing and we have a completely red legislature.
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    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Time to elect more conservative Republicans. Try it - you'll like it.


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    passing a law to say you're allowed to do what the Constitution already gives you the right do do. How far America has fallen. If the founding fathers had been anything like modern day activists and 2nd amendment 'supporters' the American Revolution would never have taken place
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    Fewer "gun free" zones

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2015...ur-help-needed

    At least they're expanding where you can carry.
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    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Plain and simple it hurts the revenue stream too badly to ditch the permit system. I mean, why just go after those who would be willing to get a permit to carry and let a small group who would openly carry get off without paying a penny. TN now has unpermitted vehicle carry but don't take it out of the vehicle. So much for self defense when you're out of your car. I believe this was done to appease the visitors to Nashville, Memphis, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and all the other good folks who visit the national park.

    Haslam is a RINO as are most of the other legislators who call themselves conservatives. I can agree that both parties are essentially the same when it comes to 2A. Electing more conservative legislators who would expand on our 2A rights ( I know, shouldn't have to do this as its spelled out in the constitution) is a pipe dream if we continue to be bound to the status quo, Dems and repubs.
    Last edited by Ken56; 03-27-2015 at 12:35 PM.

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    So I have emailed back and forth with my State Rep.(Leigh Wilburn-R) and she seems onboard with the 2A movement. My State Senator(Delores Gresham-R) still hasn't bothered to respond at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken56 View Post
    Plain and simple it hurts the revenue stream too badly to ditch the permit system. I mean, why just go after those who would be willing to get a permit to carry and let a small group who would openly carry get off without paying a penny. TN now has unpermitted vehicle carry but don't take it out of the vehicle. So much for self defense when you're out of your car. I believe this was done to appease the visitors to Nashville, Memphis, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and all the other good folks who visit the national park.

    Haslam is a RINO as are most of the other legislators who call themselves conservatives. I can agree that both parties are essentially the same when it comes to 2A. Electing more conservative legislators who would expand on our 2A rights ( I know, shouldn't have to do this as its spelled out in the constitution) is a pipe dream if we continue to be bound to the status quo, Dems and repubs.

    I dont know, i mean i would still get a permit for out of state travel. Of course you are dead on about haslam.

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