Drawing the gun wouldn’t be a “mechanical” action. Being you’re not moving a mechanical action of the gun.
Just looked at a article on line called a time line on gun control in Missouri by vox magazine you might want to look at.
link it ?
If I knew how I would .
Careful, Vox is a known far left business who actively looks to silence everyone else that isn’t with their point of view. Do not trust ANYTHING they say. Search Steve Crowder’s videos for “vox rebuttal” so you can know how they blatantly lie to fit their narrative.
Well, I guess I’m just going to have to remedy that.
Imagine that, no one complied and the law went away.
I think there are more laws on the books than people realize and when you see a timeline of it, you’de be surprised. …or not. Either way, even in so called “gun friendly” states, there are infringements upon the 2nd Amendment.
Thanks for the info.
Is pulling the trigger not considered one of the two mechanical actions? The gun isn’t firing until after the trigger is pulled.
I believe that qualifies but I may need to do more research to be sure
You’re welcome. Sorry I couldn’t provide something more detailed.
Democrats had a lot of control over Tennessee, for a very long time. The Nashville news media was in a ‘what just happened?’ stupor for a while, when the democrats lost their majority in the state House. Republicans had held a majority in the state Senate for some time, but they had struggled to make any real headway in taking the state House.
Jimmy Naifeh had held the postition of Speaker of the state House for 18 years, and he could probably be blamed for pushing things to the point that the Republicans were able to finally gain seats.
The FBI ran a sting operation, called Tennessee Waltz, to try to catch members of the state legislature accepting bribes from undercover agents. They eventually arrested one republican and several democrats. A democrat from Memphis added to the bribery charge against him, by stating when he accepted the bribe that if the undercover agents turned out to be cops, he would have to kill them. According to rumors, Naifeh was a target of the operation, but they were unable to build a case against him. This was most likely due to the simple fact that Naifeh’s wife was a registered lobbyist, so bribes paid to her, instead of to her husband, were not legally considered bribes.
While he was Speaker of the state House, Naifeh led the push to create a state income tax. Protests against the state income tax measure were so large, that traffic near the capitol building was jammed up by the number of people trying to get to the protest. Naifeh expressed concerns about the crowd, chanting and holding signs with slogans against the state income tax, and called the state police in to be on standby. Eventually, somebody supposedly broke a window in a legislative office, and Naifeh turned the state police loose to deal with the protestors. One news photographer summed up the incident with a picture he took of a uniformed state trooper dragging a protestor out of the building by his ankles. The state trooper happened to be black, and the protestor being dragged by his ankles was a white man in a 3 piece suit, holding onto his briefcase.
Over the last few years before the democrats lost the state House, Naifeh had gotten more and more blatant in his efforts to prevent pro-gun/pro-carry bills from reaching the House floor for a vote. If there were not enough votes to kill a bill in committee, he would stop by for the committee vote and cast his vote to kill it. If his vote was not enough, he would make emergency appointments of additional members to the committee, with the understanding that they were to join him in voting to kill the bill. One bill managed to squeak out of committee, when the only democrat to show up for a committee meeting was a newbie that had not yet had Naifeh’s rules explained to them, and the two republicans on the committee suggested they vote on whether or not to send the bill to the House floor. Naifeh reportedly was enraged that this was allowed to happen, and sent the bill back to committee without any procedural vote to do so, and over the objections of the bill’s sponsor (which Naifeh apparently refused to acknowledge on the record).
There had been attempts to replace Naifeh with another democrat, but those were unsuccessful. Eventually, quite a few Tennessee gun owners accepted that the only way our carry laws were going to be improved, was to remove Naifeh by making the democrats the minority party in the state House. It worked.
In other words, corrupt politicians love gun control laws, even in ‘gun friendly’ states.
That’s some very interesting stuff. You’re also a good writer by the way. Tennessee is on my short list of places we are considering moving to. Those sting operations sound like something that should be done everywhere and all the time, on federal level as well.
Tennessee here, fighting the lefties in memphis
Hell, Memphis is run by lefties. I drew a big circle around Memphis on the map. I’m staying outside of that circle @Sarge4206th Way outside of it.
I’m not IN Memphis just battling them politically.
Memphis and Nashville are run by lefties (not just Memphis).
Nashville’s last mayor was born in California, moved to another state, then moved to Nashville, before starting her career of telling dumb southerners how backwards they were, while showing them the way to enlightened civilization. One of her first issues after taking office as mayor, was the eviction of a homeless camp from city property in an area that had become VERY desirable real estate (something that had been put in motion by the previous mayor). An advocacy group for the homeless expressed some outrage over her actions in this, as they had supported her campaign, based on her past statements on the homeless problem. Efforts to turn the land over to developers were sidelined, when a massive slave burial site (related to a Civil War fort that was built with slave labor) was discovered and the property became too politically sensitive to continue with any plans to turn it over to developers that had made campaign contributions.
Other than that, her relatively short time in the mayor’s office was known for pushing for sidewalks and bike lanes everywhere. This resulted in new construction in the more rural parts of the county having a sidewalk from one edge of the property to the other edge of the property (a new requirement for getting a building permit, and the government didn’t pay anything for the sidewalk). Looks odd, because these sidewalks often go nowhere, as there is no sidewalk anywhere else in sight. The state law requiring drivers to give 3 feet of clearance when passing a bicycle, was apparently used to justify the bike lanes being separated from the normal traffic lanes by a 3 foot wide ‘no traffic’ zone, meaning that some busy streets now have given up a full normal lane width to the bike lanes that seem to get little use.
Her time in the mayor’s office was relatively short, because she gave her resignation when she entered a guilty plea for stealing money from the city.
The mayor before her was also a carpetbagger democrat politician (educated in New York City). If anything, he was even more crooked than she turned out to be, but was apparently smarter, as he wasn’t convicted of anything. He is the main reason that there are no longer gun shows inside Nashville, because he spent much of his time in office trying to find a way to sell the property where the gun shows were held (real estate investors had contributed heavily to his campaign, and they wanted the land).
He appointed his cronies to the board that managed the property, and their main goal was to turn the property into a financial drain on the city (it was actually making money for the city). Since gun shows were held almost monthly (and occasionally twice a month, since there were two gun show promoters using the site), the gun shows were a big money maker for the property and became a prime target in the scheme. Initially, they put out a statement that they were banning the gun shows immediately. Local news media talked to the city’s legal department, and got a statement that could be loosely paraphrased as “the idiots didn’t ask us before making this decision, but if they had, we could have very easily explained to them how it would result in the city being sued for breech of contract (and the city losing), since there was an existing contract for gun shows to be held for the next year.”
The board quickly backtracked, and stated that there would be no more gun shows after the contract ended. Some members of the city council opposed ending the shows, as they were not in the mayor’s inner circle and might not have been crooks. The issue of it being a public venue, and it being illegal to discriminate against one group (the gun shows) by denying them the opportunity to rent the venue, was brought up. The board contacted the DA’s office and asked for help in showing that the gun shows were nothing more than an illegal market for criminals to buy guns without background checks.
Eventually, the DA’s office found one case where a gun had been bought from a licensed dealer at the gun show, then sold a few more times without the gun shows being involved any further, before the gun was used in a crime. There were two other cases of individuals with prior felony records being arrested and found to have guns in their possession when they were arrested. When asked where they got the guns, their answer was “from some guy at the gun show”. The managing board used those three cases as “clear proof” that the gun shows were creating a “public nuisance” as a criminal black market for guns, when they finally declared that the gun show’s contract would not be renewed under any circumstances.
Last I heard, the lawsuit against the city for that decision, filed by the gun show promoter, is still pending.
The rest of the state is fairly conservative.
Are you around Nashville area @JPN? I was looking more over on the East side of TN as far as relocating, around Knoxville, actually East of there and maybe South or North of there. I just didn’t care for moving closer to the East coast. But, I haven’t decided yet. Toss up still with southern part of Missouri, maybe KY. We haven’t completely ruled out moving up north into enemy territory to Michigan, but only if its to the Upper Peninsula. But those are the only places on my list. I have roots in TN. There’s even a statue of my gggggrandfather there in Nashville. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Demonbreun All my family is from TN.
Its sad that there is so much corruption. You always know shit is going down hill when they put in bike paths and walking paths everywhere. Agenda 21
I never thought I would see that kind of thing happen in TN though. It feels like an invasion everywhere you go.
Yeah, I’ve spent some time living in a couple other parts of the state, but I’ve spent most of my life around the Nashville area.
I wouldn’t advise anybody moving to Nashville, at this point. It somehow became a ‘trendy’ place to move to, for people fleeing high tax states like California. Since they had to spend the money they got for selling their home in their old state, or pay capital gains tax on it, they are inclined to pay more than local market value for the places they buy here (which eventually drove up the local market prices).
Developers saw an opportunity, and started buying up older houses on adjoining lots (even buying an entire block, if they can), tearing down the houses, having the lots redrawn into narrow lots, then building new houses that are three stories tall, but with a foundation that is near the dimensions of a single-wide mobile home (they are often referred to as “tall skinnies” by us locals). Typically, there is just enough room for a walkway between the new neighboring houses, and room for two parking spaces in front (maybe a narrow strip of grass, between the parking spaces and the front door). These vary in price from $350,000 to $500,000, and some of them are in areas I would avoid going into after dark.
That’s exactly what they did to my grandmother’s neighborhood in California. Beautiful old neighborhood. They tore down one house and put in two skinny long 2 story houses where you could practically put your hand out a window in one of the houses and touch the house next to it. They all looked the same. It was a terrible sight to see. My grandmother had a corner double lot. Beautiful place. She got screwed when she sold it. $200K. The house still stands as I saw it on Google earth but it looks terrible. They painted her beautiful stone wall, and really made the place look like shit. she put a lot of money into that place just a few years before she sold it too.
I haven’t been back to Nashville since my grandfather died there in 2003. I wasn’t impressed then. But when I was a kid I would go to Nashville (I’m a Texan) and visit family. I loved being there. It was pure country and wonderful, entertaining and exciting. Grand Ole Opry, coon skin hats, deer on the wall and guns everywhere. My aunt(a dress maker) made outfits for Dolly Parton. It felt like home to me, even more so than Texas.
Amazing what liberal city people can do to destroy a place, a city, a state, and a culture.
I have spent a lot of time in East Tennessee. Please let me know if you have any questions about it (no, I sure don’t know everything about it, but would like to help any that I can and have been in that area a lot).
Thanks @JohnB I’ve researched the area quite a bit, but haven’t been that far east in the state. I hope to go and visit this fall, spend a few days driving around and see the lay of the land. Are there any areas that come to mind that would be completely wooded, flat to slightly rolling land, lots of creeks, low taxes, very little to no population (I prefer no population myself) and with super high speed internet?
One town you could get some of everything is Sevierville. It can be accessed by I40 (interstate 40), and is getting pretty close to the Smoky Mountain National Park. Not much flat lands in East Tennessee, but look hard enough, you will find some.
I will be going to Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, sometime in the next month or so.
One of my favorite gun stores is up there, too - Buds Gun Shop (aka Buds Gun Shop Online). You can find them on the internet, as well as their physical store there in Sevierville.
You want trees? Boy oh boy are there a lot of trees in that area! Rolling hills, too. Creeks - you betcha. People - sometimes a lot, but there are easy ways to avoid a lot of the crowds (like going the back roads, for example).