Up for Debate: Carr wants to block feds

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:36pm

What do you think about state Rep. Joe Carr's bill that would block federal agents from enforcing U.S. gun laws in Tennessee? Does it have a shot at passing — or standing up in court?

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104 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 1/18/13 at 6:13

Poor old Raspy boy, he has got old yogi as his sidekick, Dumb and Dumber. LOL

By: Ask01 on 1/18/13 at 6:20

Back from yet another day shoring up an economy ruined by Conservative Republicans but slowly recovering under Liberal Democrats.

I was unsurprised to see not a single firearms fanatic addressed my proposals.

I did address their concerns about enforcing current laws and mental health issues, as opposed to weapons bans, but that doesn't seem to be enough.

So what is your real concern, gun enthusiasts? You whine, complain and kvetch about current laws not being enforced, irresponsible gun owners, and a lack of mental health care to address the problem of the mentally impaired, but refuse to accept any compromise.

I have suggested alternatives to those espoused by more radical elements here who would gladly take your guns from your lifeless hands after you refuse to surrender the weapons standing on your twisted interpretation of the Second Amendment.

I'm beginning to believe most are afraid they would not pass the mental testing or perhaps even an in depth background check.

Considering the vitriole spewed forth on this board by gun owners, I believe all of them are too prone to violence to have even a cap pistol.

By: EddieA on 1/18/13 at 6:28

The recent discussion on gun control and people’s fears of government taking away their guns brings to mind a 2010 novel; a satire of the Constitution’s Second Amendment.

1. A group calling themselves The Sons of Liberty hid guns, ammunition, food, water and medicine in the year 1986. They hid the guns because they are afraid the government will one day take away all guns.

2. All legal guns were confiscated and destroyed in the year 2020. There are no guns.

3. In the year 2024, a political coup d’etat left the United States with one ruling body, the Senate. Saddled with massive debt and rationing economic resources, the United States Senate creates the Department of Harvesting. Its purpose is to control the excess population by harvesting American citizens who attain the legal age of sixty-five years.

4. Elderly people protect themselves from the Harvesters with home-made guns. They call themselves S.A.A.G. – Seniors Armed Against Government.

5. The guns hidden in the year 1986 were the deadliest ever created – the Thompson submachine gun. The gun can fire one thousand two hundred .45 caliber rounds a minute. The bullets travel at a speed of ninety-seven feet per second with an effective range of three hundred yards. Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Pianos were hidden in every city and every state.

6. The Soldiers of the Senate (S.O.S.) have an electronic stunner with an effective range of six feet; holding six charges before needing to be recharged.

7. The seniors discover the hidden guns. Now armed with Chicago Pianos, they battle the Harvesters and the Soldiers of the Senate to take back their country.

By: budlight on 1/21/13 at 9:06

Joe Carr makes sense to me. It is interesting how every gun story from every corner of the world is now making the front page. Some guy accidentally shot himself after leaving a gun show. Who cares? It was his right to own the gun. He should have been smart enough to take the last bullet out of the chamber.

People who have children should have to take extra classes in parenting - one of them being: How to protect your child from your own gun. Let's face it, even Karl Dean's family had a child killed when a driver backed over it in a driveway. Sad story. No child deserves to die that way. BUT it happens. Guns are not the only problem. Inept parents who are in a hurry, worried about their finances, trying to make a living, trying to get a job or just not being sober minded need to slow down and think. Protect your children.

So gun control will not protect children from accidental death.