Pure individual freedom is what makes a society civilized. If you feel that you cannot trust your neighbors to behave in a civilized manner and that you must have a "government" which is nothing more than a hired dictatorship which promulgates millions of "laws" intended to make people behave as you wish them to, then you have already failed at your attempt to organize a "civilized" society.
Our forefathers realized from the start what you are just now learning, and they planned for it with the 2nd amendment. It's too bad that it gets in the way of your efforts to make a mindless slave out of everyone else isn't it?
By George I think I have it now! R W N J means….Right Wing
Nut Job. OK! Well I’d be insulted if I didn’t rate at least THAT
THANK YOU 258! Maj. Caudill's statement can never be quoted too many times. Mr. Cook's columns are usually pretty good and he's really one of the nicest guys and best columnists this rag employs. But I cannot honestly say that I care very much for his views on guns or gun rights. And I'm afraid that in this case he picked one of the worst people possible to get either information or viewpoint for his column. I expected something about like what he wrote from Rickaroo except I have no idea what an RWNJ is, so perhaps he could enlighten us at some later date. I have heard of this drooling hydrocephalic, GaussianInteger and all I can say for him is at least he is less wordy than most liberals. Perhaps someday some of these people who like to compare anachronisms with modern concepts and congratulate themselves for being so "Clever" will realize that those who live by the sword...get shot by those who don't and that everyone has the right to defend him/herself with whatever weapon they are most proficient with without interference from those who want the government to be out mother and father and control us from cradle to grave.
Rickaroo said: "Jesus is a fairy tale figure." While I agree that many of the prophesies seen in the Old and New Testaments have failed of fulfillment, the one fact is that almost every peer reviewed scholar today that studies religion, religious literature, and history agrees that historically there is more than enough evidence to prove that Jesus of Nazereth existed. Whether you agree with His teachings notwithstanding, He did indeed exist.
This law is not dangerous and I, for one, am tickled absolutely pink by it. For me, it's one more step on the road to constitutional carry which is what Tennessee SHOULD have had all along! And to Mr. Cook I say: Please take ANYTHING a COP, retired or on active duty, tells you with a large grain of salt. Anyone can pick up the knowledge necessary to learn when you can or can't shoot somebody by simply reading Tennessee Code annotated Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 611 entitled "Self Defense" very carefully and memorizing the pertinent parts. So much for THAT argument.
As for cops being worried about people having loaded guns in their cars, whose fault is THAT? They've only killed a bit over 5000 civilians since 911 and they're whining about people defending themselves. What a hoot! Well, sorry Sherlock but you know what? God created men but Sam Colt made them equal, and now the people of Tennessee are a little more equal to the trigger happy Neanderthals who love to act like slave owners and strut around telling people "take your hands out of your pockets" or "get your A$$ back in that car! I didn't tell you could get out!" I know it's going to just be galling in the extreme to have to treat us politely isn't it? And as to your other whine, oh excuse me, I mean argument. Nobody who's got convictions or arrests is going to be stupid enough to leave a gun where you can see it. It's going to hidden as well as they can hide it. Nobody who leaves a gun where you can see it is going to do it unless they KNOW they can pass the NICS background check or a records check. I know you think this is going to be a hardship for the Chattanooga gendarme' but what can I say? "Power fades and glory tumbles. Atsa da way da Pizza crumbles."
Rickaroo said: "it is a fact of life that being a member of society entails various sacrifices of individual freedoms in the name of the common good"
He ALSO said that I have a: "selfish, narrow, twisted notion of "individual freedom"" Guilty. And it's sacred to a HELL of a lot of ordinary people, and you just convinced at least 10 or 15 more of them that you're bat sh*t crazy just like I said you were.
You have nothing but contempt for ALL individual freedom.
Well Rickaroo, you're finally getting it at least marginally. Anything really bad that I can make stick to a liberal I'm going to. And the rest of us "gun nuts" are doing the same thing. I loved this last post. I got you to show a typical liberal's contempt for the whole concept of freedom. "they keep whining about the infringements to their effin' freedom." Wonder what your ordinary guy is gonna think about liberals when he reads that one. Keep that up and I'll be happy as a bug in a rug. LOL
Just like a liberal. You go on like this about people you know nothing about. I'm not creating fear, I am saying exactly the opposite. This government will never manage to confiscate the weapons of it's citizens. Thousands of government agents will die if they even try it, and they know that so they'll never try. And I really don't give a damn how much you shoot. I practice enough to keep my skill level because it is a perishable skill, and I don't brag about it the way you do. So go cr*p in your hat.
"RShultz - The 18th Amendment was amended. Keep your head in the sand like those that passed the 18th Amendment. Then you will be crying the blues. I have sent more rounds downrange than you ever will."
And you think because you MAY, I say MAY, shoot more than I do that you know more about what's going to happen, and the general attitude of American gun owners than I do? Fine. You just keep thinking that. And when they come for your gun you just go right ahead and give it to them. I'm sure they'll probably get mine too, but they'll need an oven mitt because they'll be taking it barrel first, empty, and hot. My gun is not locked up, it's locked and loaded and it stays that way. And there's somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 million Americans who think the same way I do.
Zableed my friend, don't worry about fairmon, Rickaroo, the ever amusing mr.Provancher, and the rest of these liberals in here. They are all bat guano crazy and NONE of their "proposals" least of all confiscation, will EVER fly. Confiscation in particular would be nigh unto impossible. The BATFE(and however many more letters they tack on) would lose so many agents they couldn't function as a cohesive unit after the FIRST DAY, and THAT assumes that a majority of their agents would even obey an order to try to confiscate their friends and neighbors guns, or the army or anyone else this slack-eyed silly bunch of yahoos tries to turn to. And not one letter of the second amendment will ever be changed because as du-mb as these drooling hydrocephalic f00ls are, they KNOW if they EVER tried that, their days of sitting in a recliner f@-r-ting through silk would be OVER! Not only would they lose their jobs, they would probably lose their lives.