Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tennesseans Not trustworthy with guns in bars??

I sent an email to Nashville's channel 4, in regard to the story of Randy Rayburn trying to stop a new law going into effect that would allow those with a handgun permit (what ever it's called in your state, Concealed Pistol License in mine) to be able to protect themselves in establishments that serve alcohol. Below is the email I sent.

I've been reading, with great interest, your story on the attempt to stop the new law in Tennessee that would allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons into establishments where alcohol is served. I find it funny, as there are several states where this is already legal.

In my state of Michigan, I can take my pistol into any establishment that serves alcohol as long as they make less than 50% of their income from the sale of alcohol. Basically, restaurants. If I travel an hour or so south west, into Indiana, I can walk into a bar with my pistol there.

In Virginia, I can carry in those same places, but I would have to uncover and therefore, open carry my pistol. I'm told, I could even drink in the state of Washington. Not that I would. Drinking while carrying a firearm is a bad idea. In my opinion.

But I have to wonder, is there something wrong with Tennesseans that make them less trustworthy? Is that why Mr. Rayburn brought his suit and attempted to stop a law that's already in effect in more than a few other states?

Maybe this is the question that should be asked of him.


Albert "Big Gay Al" Lowe
Coordinator, Michigan Pink Pistols

(In the original email, I misspelled "Tennesseans," I corrected it here.)
You can read the original story by clicking on the title of this article.

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