Well, it has been 8 days since I can carry my gun into restaurants that serve alcohol and I have not discharged my weapon. In fact, I have not heard of any gun shots from a permit holder anywhere in the state yet. I guess the gun-haters fears haven't materialized. When will the gun-haters feel like the law wasn't a bad idea? Never. They will always be gun-haters.
I just did the FAFSA with my son, who graduated this year. The questions are obvious ones and require little critical thought. It is doubtful that anyone who could not follow the simple instructions would be successful in college.
I don't feel comfortable with people drinking and driving. It would seem you would be more uneasy about that. Since I don't drink, ban alcohol. Problem solved. Under your way of thinking, we should stop issuing licenses because the person with a license to drive might drink.
To Chip McKeldin, don't worry, I have no interest in coming to your establishment. Maybe all permit holders can just not patronize your establishment and then the only people carrying in your establishment will just be the criminals. Good luck!
Chief Cooper... isn't he the one who said we don't have gang problems or the one who said crime is not out of control in Brainerd? Oh, yeah, hey Chief, there are ALOT smarter people out there other than you. I believe Judge Moon encouraged all law-abiding citizens to arm themselves because you can't protect us.
Also on your statement, it is easy to see that you do not believe in the 2A, as we novices won't be able to make self-defense decisions in seconds should someone break into our homes and we have guns to defend ourselves. All because we don't have the hours of training your officers do? What about that out-of-control cop that throws old men in the Walmart down for asking to see his receipt? Is that the kind of training you get from those hours of training? Violating people's rights? Then you keep him on the force?
I was in the military for many years and I had alot bigger guns then the one I carry now and guess what? We were tained too!!! I bet he had no idea that the military has training!
I think the people of Chattanooga would be best to disregard any advice from this guy. He is obviously of the mind that only the criminals and the police (who sometimes are criminals (i.e. Billy Long)) should have guns.
hcjn84, I would gladly submit to any sobriety test as I don't drink. This is of course if all the people at Applebee's and other places take one before they can leave to go get in their large vehicles that can crash into my car that has 6 people in it and can kill us all in one failed swoop. Personally, if alcohol is such a bad thing I don't see how you people can want to drive on roads where people leave after drinking all the time. Is a car so much safer than my gun? Where is your outrage over DUI deaths?
My wife and I just went to a local restaurant that serves alcohol with our firearms for the first time. They were selling beer and wine and liquor but we don't drink so we just went for the fajitas. I am proud to say that not one time did we draw on anyone, hurt anyone, or draw attention to ourselves. Also, if there were other permit holders carrying, I did not see it as there was no gun play at all. It seems that all the nervous nelly's out there can breathe a sigh of relief.
Moonpie, my brother is a 20+ year veteran of the state bureau of investigation and my brother-in-law is a deputy sheriff and they have no problem with the law as written. You really think it is dangerous for me, a non-drinker to enter Outback Steakhouse, with my firearm?
As a permit holder, I am less worried about the gun in the restaurant as bringing the gun in. Most crimes at restaurants would be getting robbed either entering or exiting through the parking lot. I was almost robbed at the Chop House a few years ago while leaving. Since I had to leave my gun in the car, there was nothing I could do.
I guess all those years in the military that I spent with weapons doesn't make me qualified either. Think EaTN is a gun hater so good luck with that. Oh, and I have never acted as a lawman. I guarantee you that noone has ever known I was carrying a weapon, ever. I have never pulled anyone over, wrote someone a ticket, arrested anyone, stopped a fight, etc. I have only had my permit for over 10 years so wondering when I am supposedly going to act as a "lawman". Oh, and impersonating a police officer is a felony so a permit holder would only have the opportunity to do that once.