And while I’m on my rant, have you considered your quality of life if every cop walked out? Without police, there would be no law. This nation would either crumble overnight or become a military occupation. Remember New Orleans? What dentist or doctor would go to work if there was no law to protect them. Where are you going to get that broken leg fixed, or that infected tooth or that kidney transplant? How will you protect your kids from the pedophiles roaming the streets night and day? What will become of your elderly loved ones with no protection? All the people that want what you have will be coming for it relentlessly and sooner or later you’ll run out of ammo. What about your regular and trustworthy food supply? The grocery stores will be looted and empty.
The other choice is military occupation and eventually the police will be replaced by something else that may be worse. You love your Constitutional rights and so do I, but without a “standing army” of police, as some of you refer to them, no-one would respect your constitutional or civil rights. While all of you cast stones and point fingers, you never consider volunteering to be the one who runs INTO a school shooting or hostage situation. You don’t have to, there are men and women out there who will do it for you.
September 15, 2013 at 12:48pm
You folks sure do get bent out of shape easy. You think there’s some big difference between city and county cops? Just the name signed on the paycheck. 90% of law enforcement has good intentions and there are bad apples in every profession. Yes, law enforcement is a profession whether you agree or not. The girls wanted some attention, they got it. I doubt they will be emotionally scarred by having to talk to a policeman. I’ll pose a question to all you cop haters: How’d you like it if every law enforcement official decided to walk and no-one replaced them? You think you’d be alive much longer with no threat of arrest or punishment to persuade anyone from robbing, raping, or murdering you? Who do you think is enforcing that persuasion right now while you sit on your couch and watch TV in relative peace? You may hold off one or two attackers but you can’t fight the whole world. There are millions out there, too young or too old or sick, who can’t fight anyone and would fall prey immediately. Police officers keep that line in place so you don’t have to. Instead of being so critical, maybe you could thank a cop every now and then. If cops have always been on your butt, maybe it’s because you’re a criminal. Every cop I know, and I know a bunch from city to federal, has no intention of cooperating with a gun ban either, since we’re on that topic.
And while I'm on my rant, have you considered your quality of life if every cop walked out? Without police, there would be no law. This nation would either crumble overnight or become a military occupation. Remember New Orleans? What dentist or doctor would go to work if there was no law to protect them. Where are you going to get that broken leg fixed, or that infected tooth or that kidney transplant? How will you protect your kids from the pedophiles roaming the streets night and day? What will become of your elderly loved ones with no protection? All the people that want what you have will be coming for it relentlessly and sooner or later you'll run out of ammo. What about your regular and trustworthy food supply? The grocery stores will be looted and empty.
The other choice is military occupation and eventually the police will be replaced by something else that may be worse. You love your Constitutional rights and so do I, but without a "standing army" of police, as some of you refer to them, no-one would respect your constitutional or civil rights. While all of you cast stones and point fingers, you never consider volunteering to be the one who runs INTO a school shooting or hostage situation. You don't have to, there are men and women out there who will do it for you.
September 14, 2013 at 11:55pm
Ms. Laure lee, don’t pay him no mind, he forgot his upbringing. That ain’t no way to talk to a lady, No Ma’am!
September 14, 2013 at 11:52pm
Now Rooster, the more I read of your poison, I see where you were real ugly to that girl and I don’t abide it. No sir, not one bit. Where I’m from you don’t talk to a lady that way. You ought to be real ashamed of yourself. Real ashamed. You ought to go on and apologize to her. And next time, consider what your grandaddy would think of how you talk to a woman before you do that. Ashamed of you, that’s what he’d be.
September 14, 2013 at 11:46pm
And you leave that lauralea65 alone. She seems like a nice gal, you hear me?
Thanks G23. And Rooster, you are being extremely foul mouthed. Maybe you need to go back to school to learn to spell and to learn that other people in country do have the right to say how they feel without the fear of being verbally or physically attacked. There is a problem in this country of people that are short sighted and hateful
September 14, 2013 at 11:42pm
Jack-booted thugs? Really? What exactly is a jack-boot? I bet you don’t know. You’re just repeating a liberal mantra from the 80′s. The gloves are for protection against diseases carried by the scum of society that police officers must touch from time to time. The kind of dripping, oozing sores and filth suffered by meth-heads, crackheads, pimps, freaks, and juicers. I’d like to see you grab a handful of some skank’s ebola without gloves, you jabroni! You should be wearing black leather pants to protect you from the germs they leave on public seats, believe me. And I’ll tell you what about a passport as ID. You ain’t in Paris sweetheart. Around here you need a state issued ID or you aren’t walking around MY Walmart where I buy my drawers. Its bad enough you have to go in there and fight the 300 beast-women and crying, dirty babies at 2 a.m., now they got people with GUNS. Oh my word!
You pig goons are the filthiest of the filthy. Filthy murderous lyin scum.
September 14, 2013 at 10:53pm
The police responded because someone called them. It is expected and obligatory. Once they got on scene and sized up the situation, there would have no need to go further in my state anyway. This is just something police AND citizens are going to have to get used to. In our state, the open display of a holstered handgun (itself) is not reasonable suspicion to justify a Terry stop or demand for ID. With the passage of the new state law, walking down the street with a holstered pistol is no more suspicious than walking down the street period. Everyone needs to take a breath and calm down. It will take a while but eventually people will grow accustomed to open carry and stop calling the police in a panic. It’s new, just chill and give it time to be normal. No-one is trying to trample on your rights. Everything will be OK. Yes, the officers should have been updated on their state laws regarding open carry. Not every cop is an immediate legal expert and there are less experienced and knowledgeable people in EVERY line of work.
September 14, 2013 at 5:41pm
I have no problem with open carry. These girls should remember, however, they are going to be the center of attention anywhere they go. If they happen to walk into a crime in progress, or are at a place when a criminal walks in, they have just become the number one target in the room. Some weapon-retention skills wouldn’t be a bad idea either for anyone open-carrying. Personally, I prefer playing my cards a little closer and not advertising my strengths.
February 10, 2013 at 6:06pm
Any way you look at it, it’s bad news for our side when one of us (a non-criminal) gets jammed up for a gun crime that could’ve been avoided by the application of some better judgement. Anytime some moron shoots himself while cleaning his unloaded pistol, or you leave your gun in your unlocked car at Wal-Mart and someone steals it and uses it in the commission of a crime, it’s bad publicity for gun owners. It sure as hell doesn’t make us look good.
February 10, 2013 at 5:52pm
Saff, it’s not that simple. The 2nd says nothing about the gun rights of felons, child molesters, & the mentally ill not being infringed. There are exceptions to everything and there should be. Do you really want a guy that’s been convicted of armed robbery 5 times to be legally permitted to carry alongside you? You’ll never win an argument with the public if you paint the entire nation with a “cannot be infringed – period” brush. Some people need to be infringed; they’ve proven they cannot be trusted with weapons because they will victimize someone, maybe you, if given the chance. What I have a problem with, and I’m sure you do as well, is some politician blaming me for someone else’s crime just because I own guns, too. But if someone has demonstrated their inability to live peacefully in this society, and the Liberal judges aren’t going to keep them locked up, we should try and limit their ability to do more harm, do you not agree? This will be a political war before escalating into something much worse. You’re right, we’re not going to convert any Obama voters. I just don’t see how this guy making national news for bringing a loaded rifle to a public assembly is helping us win this debate. The event planners asked everyone not to do it for whatever reason. He should’ve respected that if he wanted to help. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable there with that guy either. How do I know this guy’s level of safety and competency? Is he trained to run that
again i refere you to the 2nd amendment read it again its quit clear. I didnt write it but I like it. we must keep liberal bastards in line or we will have nothing, SC has ruled the 2nd is the law of the land and any and all changes are moot. Im done with you fools that cant read. Live by this or get hurt by this, That is my advice to you anti American folks.
February 10, 2013 at 5:20pm
Not everyone has picked a side on this issue yet. Wanna-be Rambos are not helping us win the undecided.
February 10, 2013 at 5:09pm
My opinion, and I could be wrong: This kind of poor judgement is not doing our cause any favors. What was the statement he was trying to make? That you can bring a loaded rifle into town square? You can’t apparently because it’s illegal. If everyone has a problem with that law, has anyone tried to have it repealed long before now? Was he in fear for his life at this rally? As a responsible gun owner, it is YOUR responsibility to know the law and when you do things like this, you are giving the other side ammunition in their fight to make us look irresponsible and unhinged. For all of you who criticize the troopers, did you expect them to ignore this guy and risk losing their jobs? What if he was a nutjob intent on a mass shooting? If you’re going to carry a weapon, you have an obligation to use your head and be mindful that you represent the rest of us.
2nd amend rights addresed this you shall not infringe the rights to bear arms. now tell me what part of this dont TN or you understand?? please tell me the Suprem Court is on our side and has already over ruled you, why cant you get this????
G23- You are correct. This kind of demonstration of Rights will probably back-fire in the court of public opinion. Your statement and question are thoughtful the current debate: "This kind of poor judgement is not doing our cause any favors. What was the statement he was trying to make?" I would rather the whole thing been a non-story...so common place that no one thought any ill of a firearm at a gathering.
What was the young man's purpose for the action? Really it shouldn't matter, but it does in these times. This can turn into the motivation to change the Tennessee laws. It can also turn into excoriation of all 2nd Amendment backers and firearms owners.
We have to be smarter than our impulses. We are in a civil battle for moment. Do some research of your State and Local Laws. Have a goal; Decide on a purposeful course of action; Behave civilly; Know the Law; Be prepared to live with consequences.
I plan on contacting my Congressman and local Authorities for the upcoming 2nd Amendment Forum before I decide attend or CC (See Post below).
Ever since the incorporation of the Bill of Rights upon the States (started with the Moranda Rights case), the States have had to react in incremental steps to please the Feds and the State citizens. The Bill of Rights were protection of the States' sovereignty and the restriction of the Federal Government upon citizens.
February 10, 2013 at 4:54pm
Go take your medicine Tony. Another celebrity who wants to tell you how to live your life, while they enjoy their millions behind alarms, gated communities, and bodyguards. I have no problem with wealth, but we live in two different realities. Tony, or anyone else, has NO idea what I “need.”