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HB3125 Guns in bars bill passes 8-4 in TN

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HB3125 Guns in bars bill passes 8-4 in TN

Postby dsclaiborne31 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:16 pm

For those of you wondering the HB3125 bill that allows permit holders to carry firearms into places that serve/sell alcohol for on site consumption just passed the senate 8-4 and has already passed the house 4-2. This bill cleared up the one that was supposedly unconstitutional and pretty much makes this bill air tight. That means now that within I think 90 days businesses either have to post per TCA blah blah blah carrying a firearm in this establishment is punishable by 500 dollar fine instead of using the international gun with the x through it. That means that either post correct or your not allowed to post at all.
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Postby Neverpanic1 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:03 am

Not sure if I'm ok with this.
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Postby BrianB » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:10 pm

Having a firearm while drinking is certainly nothing to take lightly. It could be very easy for a person to suffer considerable consequences should they shoot someone even if they normally would be considered to have been perfectly justifiable in a different environment.



Still, I would not nearly be so worried about guns in a bar as I would be about drunks leaving the parking lot.
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Postby GOANRA » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:54 pm

I don't think it is wise to consume alcohol with a firearm.

However, going to a restaurant, that serves alcohol, does not mean you must consume any alcohol.



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Postby JustBen » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:34 pm

This is a win for us law abiding citizens.
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Postby Doriadiver » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:31 am

I do not drink. However, I do frequent establishments to eat that serve liquor. In Florida it's a percentage thing if memory serves me correctly. I can't be bothered doing the math or trying to remember the % and thus enter "light" but not by choice.
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Postby g4l » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:53 am

What really ticks Me off is how the media reports this. They intentionally mislead the ignorant public into believing there will be a bunch of pistol packing drunks gathering together. It just allows a permit holder to eat at a damn restaurant that serves alcohol; doesn't mean he will be getting smashed! I believe most States forbid consumption while carrying a firearm anyway.
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Postby Doriadiver » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:59 am

Pistol packing drunks sounds like a self correcting problem, no?
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Postby BrianB » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:56 pm

You are right G41, at least about Texas anyways. Drinking alcohol while carrying is not permitted. A person will loose their license, and if I remember correctly there can be legal consequences.



Sorry I don't remember specifically but that is because I don't plan on drinking and carrying. Hell, I hardly ever drink anywhere away from home. Usually I am the designated driver and rarely is there someone else willing to do it.



Anyways, the media always likes to put their own spin on things and I have seen them knowingly report things that are not facts at all, sometimes even out and out lie. All for a buck.
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Postby Doriadiver » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:49 am

True B. They say never let the truth get in the way of a good story and that is certainly the case here in SW Florida.
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