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Tennessee's Law Allowing Guns in Bars Doesn't Go Far Enough

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Warning! This is an Attempt at Satire.

By Grant Lawrence


"Any time you introduce guns into a situation where there's alcohol, where they can be fights, it's dangerous We've all been to bars. They get crowded and there's pushing and shoving sometimes. A situation that is ugly can become deadly."
Spokesman Chad Ramsey of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a gun control advocacy group.


An owner of 3 top rated restaurants in Nashville, Randy Rayburn, has filed a lawsuit challenging Tennessee's law allowing gun owners to bring their guns into a bar or a restaurant serving alcohol.

"If it's called a 'nuisance bar,' with shootings, it normally gets shut down. But in Tennessee, we apparently are going to have 225,000 vigilantes shooting in bars," said Rayburn's attorney.

Mr. Rayburn and his attorney shouldn't get that upset. Sure, his Establishment may be faced with a liability lawsuit or possible closing for a shooting at his restaurant, but the real question here is Americans' right to kill others in a setting of their choice.

Tennessee must know that a lot of shootings occur at home and maybe this is also the government's way of trying to slow the rate of domestic shootings and violence.  If you can get people shooting each other more in bars and restaurants, then they will be less likely to kill each other at home.
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But, there is also a constitutional issue.  Tennessee should go further in their new law.

They should pass a law granting citizens the right to bear their guns at airports, on air planes, around highly explosive material, and at political inaugurations. Danger is not the issue here.

It is a matter of American's constitutional right to be stupid.

Congratulations to the State of Tennessee for allowing the people of their state the right to be an idiot with a gun in restaurants and in bars that serve alcohol. I just don't think the law has gone far enough. Tennessee should make a statement for freedom by allowing anyone with a gun to be an idiot anywhere and at anytime.

Safety is not the issue but the freedom to be able to shoot others anywhere and at anytime is the issue. Gun violence shouldn't be limited to our homes or our neighborhoods but should be expanded into every aspect of American life.
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Wait, I think gun violence has already expanded into every aspect of American life.

But still, we must need more of it or why else would the good people of Tennessee allow for a law that promotes more gun violence. I am sure their politicians wouldn't lead them astray.

There are larger issues here. Americans have the right to bear arms and they shouldn't be limited on where they want to bear them.

 

I work as a school counselor and mental health counselor in Gallup New Mexico.

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Did you do any research before writing this articl... by immanuel kant on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 12:29:03 PM
I did know that the law stated you weren't suppose... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 4:31:42 PM
Even the people of most of the Old, Wild west town... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 4:45:12 PM
The law doesn't say "you weren't supposed to be dr... by reasonableperson on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 5:02:41 PM
Policeman are trained in the use of firearms and h... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 10:25:06 PM
"Now the people of the Old West had enough sense t... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 10:28:37 PM
I'm glad you had a sense of humor about the "alcoh... by reasonableperson on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 4:34:06 AM
Paul, A trained policeman would generally, not al... by Grant Lawrence on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:13:26 PM
I've used that "infinity" line on my students once... by reasonableperson on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 8:13:51 PM
Paul, Then you do agree that circumstances make a... by Grant Lawrence on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 11:32:08 PM
1) Yes, I do agree that circumstances make a diffe... by reasonableperson on Monday, Jul 6, 2009 at 2:45:04 PM
"So you say, the law is good because it says you c... by immanuel kant on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 1:42:43 PM
Again, it is about the circumstances of having a w... by Grant Lawrence on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:29:07 PM
You mis-stated what I wrote and mis-characterized ... by reasonableperson on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 8:32:23 PM
Well, I think both of your arguments tie in togeth... by Grant Lawrence on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 10:43:38 PM
I'm not impressed with trying to make a joke out o... by Margaret Bassett on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 2:38:26 PM
The Law is a joke so I made light of a stupid law.... by Grant Lawrence on Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 at 4:12:44 PM
It is a matter of American's constitutional right ... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 5:36:28 AM
"The more crowded our world gets, and the more dea... by Grant Lawrence on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:34:20 PM
Is there a rational argument pertaining to the art... by reasonableperson on Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 at 8:20:16 PM
I think its a good way to weed out the stupid. Wit... by Bryan Emmel on Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:36:01 AM
What good does registering guns do, except to fac... by sesquiculus on Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 at 7:59:29 PM