If the Tennessee legislature had not passed this bill,how would it have been enforced? Would the companies have been given the right to search an employees car? If someone were carjacked on the way to worked and killed because they couldn't carry their legal gun and leave it in their car,who would be responsible for that death?Many places of business in Chattanooga are in very dangerous neighborhoods. The three biggest hospitals are in very dangerous areas. If a business wants to fire someone for bringing a gun onto their property they have the right to do so. It can be placed in the employee handbook that it is an offense that can result in termination of the employee,just like fighting or theft.
limric said...I hope you all liked George Orwell’s book 1984 – because you’re going to (are) be living in it.
Yes,and people like oldhickory just can't wait. As the drones begin to fly over American cities(to aid in law enforcement) the rights to privacy will erode. Wonder how he will feel when he looks out his bedroom window and sees a hovering drone. They will simply be checking to make sure he's not smoking pot or plotting against the government. If they see anything else,well, that just comes with the territory.
dude_abides has an adolescent(?) fixation on mens tools.
tderng wrote: "Then we have people like Al, who are more concerned if someone has a penis pump and is taking viagra then our country giving fighter jets to a government that is run by a member of a terrorist group."
alprova... that was not posted by me.
tdering, correct me if I'm wrong but we don't have dead bodies piling up from wordy lunatics or otherwise bad people spraying clips full of words at crowds of people. Words have power, yes, but I still haven't known of anybody to be killed directly from them. Your argument makes no sense whatsoever.
Words have killed more people,perhaps indirectly,than guns ever will. After all the pen is mightier than the sword. So should we regulate words? People throughout history have been whipped into a killing frenzy by the use of words and guns weren't even used until relatively recently.
I don't know about you but I prefer the right to defend myself in any manner I see fit. People who say that we wouldn't have a chance against the government should look to those fighting for freedom in the middle east against well armed governments. Somehow they are winning the wars there. Syria has very modern weapons and control of the skies and yet they are on the verge of being defeated by a loosely regulated poorly equipped militia of its citizens.
If guns don't kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why don't we just send people?
tifosi,when your house was built did the builders use their bare hands to shape the wood? Did they use their bare hands to dig the foundation? Of course not,they used tools. Just as anyone using a gun is merely using a tool to accomplish their desired result.Sometimes the tool is misused or the tool falls into the hands of someone who doesn't know how to use it. But in the end it is only a tool.
Anyone who says that the 2nd amendment is out of date because the weapons back then were muskets should agree the same logic can apply to the 1st amendment. Any use of an electrical device to spread the thoughts of an individual should be subject to governmental regulations. Any use of said devices to spread other than government sponsored propaganda should be subject to fines imprisonment or both. After all the framers of the constitution could never have forseen radio,tv,or the internet. The only way back then to spread their beliefs was written on paper or shouted from a soapbox. So how about it tifosi,want to repeal the 1st amendment too?
Rebus...wouldn't that be an 11:15 de-presser?
tderng, if your fantasies include joining up with deserters against the government, perhaps you should move to Syria. This is the USA. We are better than that.
I said nothing about joining,just that it would happen if the government tried a complete takeover and a civil war erupted. I am by far too old to re-arm and fight. The truth is that I believe that the young entitled generation of this country would not do anything to defend their rights. Like the sheep they are they would blindly walk into the slaughterhouse.
Sailorman said...the whole notion is silly anyway. Maybe, but I am sure that the citizenry of every nation that has slipped into tyranny believed the same thing until it was too late. I personally could care less what the government decides any more I won't be here to deal with it and if the socialists and entitlement crowd take over it is no skin off my back. They will get what they deserve.
lkeithlu said... If you need it to defend yourself from a rogue US government, stop to consider what firepower you are up against.
Ikeithlu...Do you believe that every member of our armed services would fire on the American populace? More than likely many would desert and bring their weaponry/planes ect. with them. Thereby leveling the playing field. Even with much superior firepower and control of the skies the government of Syria is losing the civil war there.