Letter to the Editor

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:05pm

The NRA already has [access to a] convention center in Nashville. It's called the Tennessee State Legislature.

Posted by “CitizenWin”


24 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 12/7/10 at 8:00

That's funny...and sadly true.

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 8:49


If you are an anti-gunner, I can understand your comment. But if it wasn't for the NRA and other gun organizations in our country, the government would have taken the 2nd amendment our of our Constitution long ago. Don't you think our founders had a valuable reason to place it there?

Our government has reached that corner of taking our nation into socialism. and it isn't very far down the road to communism.

If you want to live in a country like Russia, or China or any other nation with a dictator instead of an elected official, I'd say; move there!

Right now, Obama and Hillary Clinton are trying to place us under the UN gun restrictions (that means taking them away).

Look into Canada, Australia and England. When they took the citizens guns away from them, crime went up.

What would you do if someone broke into your house? Run our the back door? Use a shovel? That old 45 is a much easier way to stop a thief.

By: 742180 on 12/7/10 at 9:04

CitizenWin you are a utopistic fool. Show me one time in the history of man that we were without human conflict. Get out of your 'nirvana' syndrome and examine life, Fish eat weaker slower fish, animals eat other animals, From the smallest to the largest and most intellegent conflict and survival is part of Life.

Fools like yourself refuse to do the most simple of examination of the history of man. Man without protection is an extinct man. This idea of Utopia DOES NOT EXHIST. I wish it did, but a million years of history prove it doesn't.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/7/10 at 9:22

Yogi, do you ever look into Gun Owners of America?

The NRA isn't a real good supporter of the 2nd Amendment. They do a good job of lobbying for the gun industry but there's not a lot of praise for them from constitutionalist.

The screen name CitizenWin is a bit ironic given the opinion stated. As it's been said "Citizens are armed. Subjects are not. "

Where CitizenWin is right is that the TN General Assembly has spent a lot of time making laws that affect legal gun owners. Better time spent would have been to focus on criminals and keeping armed perpetrators off our streets and in jail.

One effort makes a gun owner "safer", the other effort makes all of us safer.

Another would be to make the HCP process cheaper. $115 keeps some poor people from getting a carry permit and they are more likely to live in the higher crime areas.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/10 at 9:23

Poor yogi his paranoia is only working at half speed.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/7/10 at 9:28


More spontaneous protests on unconstitutional government searches.

By: girliegirl on 12/7/10 at 9:48

@Amy.... I liked the woman who shed her topcoat to reveal a bikini. Now that's what I call a ballsy move.

By: girliegirl on 12/7/10 at 9:49

You realize that they'll be doing gynecological exams at some point in the future. (just sayin')

By: gdiafante on 12/7/10 at 10:08

Yogi, once again you completely miss the point.

It has nothing to do about supporting the 2nd amendment, it has to do with the local government being in the pocket of the NRA. You could easily say the same about the liquor lobby.

The good old boys govmint is alive and well.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/7/10 at 10:10

Hi Girliegirl, did you see this announcement?

The American Association of Amateur Proctologists will be having their monthly meetings on concourse B near the security area on the 1st Tuesday each month. Refreshments and discussion afterwards at the airport coffee shop.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/10 at 12:20

By: gdiafante on 12/7/10 at 10:08
Yogi, once again you completely miss the point.

Now g, it only takes him half as much effort to miss the whole point.

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 12:41

Amy, I'm also a member of the GOA, but it seems every time I get a piece of mail from them, they want more money.

I have not received a solicitation from the NRA for more money since I joined... several years ago. I must disagree with you on their protection of the citizens. Why has so many people belonged the the organization for all of these years? I believe there are more members in the NRA than any other gun club in the USA. Why?

As for the issue of a expensive "right to carry' license, technically, why do we need one? It's just another way for the government to get more money. I don't read anywhere in the 2nd amendment giving the states the right to tell you you need a state permit, except by simple state law. It isn't in the Constitution.

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 12:45


I apparently didn't see the point with your eyes. A simple statement was made. Really, what was being said?

I felt it opened the door for all of us to make a personal comment about it... so I did.

I'm sorry I couldn't think of it your way. Of course, you're never wrong.

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 12:51

Captain Nemo,

It seems like your comments are telling us you are following my half brain with your quarter brain. Where did you loose the other three quarters?

By: AmyLiorate on 12/7/10 at 12:56

Yogi, the gun stores love the NRA. Gun stores like to encourage people to join it because the lobbyist help the stores. Like I said the NRA works more closely with the industry than with individuals and their 2nd amendment cases.

The NRA spends a lot on "lobbyists" not lawyers in trial cases. Cases where legal precedent would be set and validation of individual rights upheld. You can't affirm a legal right using lobbyists.

That said, the reason so many people are in the NRA is because it has been around a long time and gets attention for helping hunters. Hunting is not the purpose of the 2nd A. People who like hunting should join the NRA. But don't expect too much from the NRA.

Yes, groups like the GOA will ask you for a dollar every time they send you something. read the content and just send a dollar when you feel like it. I'm not in GOA but most every non-profit group does the same thing.

On permits, TN is a bit unique. If you read the TN constitution you will clearly see that the state can regulate the wearing of arms. But that doesn't mean it requires a fee. I believe you can transport a firearm very reasonably in this state. But wearing one on your person seems to be a different matter and that was spelled out in 1796 I guess.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/7/10 at 12:59

Do you know that even in the lefty-liberal state of California it is 100% legal for you to openly carry an unloaded gun?

You can have a magazine filled with bullets right next to it and you can't be an ex-con. But if you can buy a pistol in CA then you can walk down the street wearing it. Oh yeah, stay away from a school.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/7/10 at 1:13

Is that your best comeback yogi? One quarter brain, how many times you have posted that your half brain was better than my whole brain. Have you forgotten that?

But then you can’t remember that. Your bulb is only burning at half power.

By: gdiafante on 12/7/10 at 1:40

Yogi, I can't help it if you're not very smart. Next time, if you're not sure, ask.

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 2:29


I think the NRA is similar to all other clubs in the USA. You have members who join them for what they say they are representing and you have others who wouldn't take a free membership.

How many different clubs is there in the US? Hundreds? Thousands? They are all there for different people's frames of mind. I joined the NRA by choice.

By the way, I enjoy the monthly magazine I get from them. It has one page showing where people have used their gun in self-defense. After reading them, I take them over the the VA hospital in M'boro, along with my American Legion and VFW magazines.

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 2:31


I'm particular to whom I ask questions. I'm afraid they won't give me the answer I want to hear.

Does the truth hurt, Captain Nemo?

By: GUARDIAN on 12/7/10 at 3:24

GUARDIAN- I see comrade CitizenWin and the other comierades are here foaming at the mouth again over gun rights. May I point out that Germany and Japan could of invaded America during WW2 but they didn't. They said it was because of the American gun owner. Perhaps 30 to 50 million at that time. "Behind every blade of grass". THAT FACT IS STILL ALIVE TODAY. There are 100+ million of us today. I teach permit class and have taught advanced classes for 35+ years. I belong to the NRA and GOA but because they protect my rights. "GOD" gave me the right to protest myself and my loved ones and friends and my rights and yes even my country."AMERICA". The Constitution and Bill of Rights just reminded us of what "GOD" gave us and what our Founding Fathers fought for. MY RIGHT to keep those rights I carry at my side, on the rack in the back of my vehicle, in my gun safe, in my ammo locker and in the hours I practice every week to stay better than just good with my firearms. "NO ONE" but "GOD" when he calls me home will take those rights. It is important to you anti-gun comierades to understand these. There are millions more just like me. Perhaps 50 to 60 million but in any case there are more of us than all the standing armies of the world combined. That's why talk is cheap in Washington about taking everyone's gun rights. They know they would be run out of America because it can't be done.

By: brrrrk on 12/7/10 at 3:33

GUARDIAN, I missed the part in the bible that says we all have the right to own guns.... Is it in the special NRA edition?

I'm looking forward to your reply... quack quack quack.....

By: AmyLiorate on 12/7/10 at 4:40

Does the Bible say that you can't own guns?

Some say it is a God given right to defend yourself. Others would say it is a Natural Right so if you don't believe in God then it's really all the same. No?

By: yogiman on 12/7/10 at 4:51


You must consider the sources of these negative comments and ignore them. Most of them probably wouldn't know how to pull the trigger if they went of a firing range, much less load them. The just want indignitas recognition to show you how 'brilliant' they are.

Amy, all gun organizations are supporting the gun industry. If they didn't, we would not have that right today and this nation would be like other nations where the people cannot defend themselves.

Why didn't any of them side with the NRA to get the 2nd amendment rights for the people of DC? And Chicago? Why do you think Daley? didn't run for re-election after they went to court on the issue?

Isn't it odd that the anti-gun politicians have armed body guards every step the take in public?