Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bad court decisions don't nullify inalienable rights -

- unless we let them. David Codrea explains.

Monday, April 27, 2015

What works in personal defense

Mike Seeklander, formerly of KCSO and KPD, and now The American Warrior Show, interviews Tom Givens of Rangemaster. See my commentary with links at Examiner.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Repeal the Second Amendment?

Even that does not nullify the natural right to self defense. David Codrea reports.

Tennessee parks carry statewide legal April 24, 2015

Here is a breakdown on the Parks Carry Bill, passed by the General Assembly, and signed into law April 24, 2015. This bill modifies Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1311 and Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1309. The text of the current (through the 2014) session is taken from LexisNexis.


This breakdown is for educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as legal advice (I am not an attorney). It is your responsibility to conform to the law. When in doubt, consult your attorneyTennessee Firearms Association urges caution in interpretation of this law.


For commentary on the Parks Carry Bill, see my Knoxville Gun Rights Examiner article.

The language of the final bill is in black highlighted in yellow. Deleted sections are crossed out in red, and added sections are in blue.

Conference Committee Report on
 House Bill No. 995 / Senate Bill No. 1171

The House and Senate Conference Committee appointed pursuant to motions to resolve the differences between the two houses on House Bill No. 995 (Senate Bill No. 1171) has met and recommends that the following amendments be deleted:
House Amendment No. 1 and Senate Amendment No. 2 

The Committee further recommends that the following amendment be adopted:

by deleting all language following the enacting clause and substituting instead the following: 

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TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1311 (2015)

39-17-1311.  Carrying weapons on public parks, playgrounds, civic centers and other public recreational buildings and grounds. 

  (a) It is an offense

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Old Glory flies again in View Harbor Subdivision

Tomorrow, April 19, we celebrate Patriots' Day the beginning of the American Revolution. Redcoats marched on Lexington and Concord, Massachusettes, commencing hostilities that ended in the foundation of the United States. Project Appleseed has a tremendous combination of related history telling and markmanship training. Check it out.

It is fitting that today, April 18, on the eve of Patriots' day, Veteran Delia Foster raised the flag again in her front yard. I was there when she was taken down. I wish I had been there today.

Congratulations Delia!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Donald Trump Speaks on National Reciprocity at the NRA 2015 Annual Meetings

See the answer to my question in my Examiner column HERE.

WBIR-TV report on NRA Gun-Con in Nashville

Here is the WBIR interview with me, and with Moms Demand Action, one of Michael Bloomberg's groups.



In case you haven't heard, This is the same Bloomberg who wants to disarm all you peons, yet has an armed entourage everywhere he goes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tennessee Parking lot law improved

WBIR reports that the Governor Haslam has signed the bill to improve the parking lot law, better stated as the

Safe Commute Law

This law partially fixes the previous law, which (mostly) removed criminal liability for having a gun locked in a vehicle in an employer's parking lot. Now, the law provides some legal remedy for employees fired for this act.

Really, why would these bigwigs want their employees working second shift to be disarmed on that midnight commute home?

Now, hear this:
If an employer really wants to fire you, he can build a dossier of your mistakes (you're only human), and out you go.

H/T to Say Uncle

Monday, April 6, 2015

Parks Carry Bill back to Senate

The poison pill amendment added by the Tennessee Senate was rejected by the House:

ON APRIL 1, 2015, THE SENATE SUBSTITUTED HOUSE BILL 995 FOR SENATE BILL 1171, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2, AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 995, AS AMENDED.

AMENDMENT #2 adds that handgun carry permit holders may not be prohibited from carrying a handgun on the grounds of the state capitol or the surrounding capitol complex.

ON APRIL 6, 2015, THE HOUSE NON-CONCURRED IN SENATE AMENDMENT #2.

Now, what will the Senate do?

What do you think?

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Basic Christianity, For People Who Don’t Like Christians

From The Virtual Militia:

Good morning to people who do not like Christians:
Today is Easter Sunday. As Muslims conduct search-and-destroy operations against Christians, and as progressive Americans ramp up anti-Christian rage, I am going to do something different with this blog post. This post is written specifically to those who harbor either whether rabid hatred or smoldering dislike against people who call themselves Christians. This post is not written to convince anyone of anything. It is written to state exactly what the Christian faith is. So, if you think the notion of some sort of Christian God is ridiculous superstition, then this post is for you. You may read here and see exactly what it is you think is so absurd. Here is a concise, informational description of what Christians actually believe: CONTINUE TO READ @ VIRTUAL MILITIA HERE.

Thursday, April 2, 2015