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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread PDF MEME Thread.
" After due consideration, I still don't get it. While I know it will likely ruin the joke, would someone mind explaining this one to me? "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread Corny Jokes.
" pfffft! "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread 4 Philly LE Shot.
" Started around 4:30 when an officer tried to serve a warrant related to narcotics. "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread 4 Philly LE Shot.
" Watching it streaming now.

Possible 5 officers injured, not life threatening.

Possibly one of two suspects in custody.

Possible one officer still trapped in the home.

Over two hours so far.

ETA: Update, 6 officers shot, about a 1/2 hour since the last shots were fired. "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread Candidates for a Red Flag.
" I think you are all nominating people who have already hired private armed security. None of the proposed Red Flag laws would disarm the hired help of a barred individual. Hmm? "

August 13th, 2019, 06:56 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread TN: No Red Flag law this year.
" But watch for it again next year.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/new...rm/1927662001/

Hours after President Donald Trump on Monday called for red flag laws to be enacted around the country in an effort to prevent potential mass shootings, Gov. Bill Lee said he still is not convinced of the correct path forward.

Speaking to reporters on Monday at the National Conference of State Legislatures, Lee would not commit to supporting such a law in Tennessee, where the Republican-controlled legislature this session declined to take up the measure.

...

Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, introduced the legislation, which was not popular among his fellow Republicans.

...

He pointed to a bill this session that increases funding for school safety across the state, including ensuring that a resource officer is placed in each school.
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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread Spoiled and didn't represent the USA.
" Drop him from the team, I'm sure he will do fine when NIKE picks him up as the next spokesperson. "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread A guy walks into a store.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
I guess it's time for us all to just forget there is a RIGHT to be armed as we choose, pile onto this guy, who did nothing he did not have a right to do, like gun owners have a tendency to do anytime someone actually exercises the RTKABA as protected by the 2 A.

Sorry but some of us aren't ever going to get to that point.
I agree with you in terms of his right as expressed in the 2nd, and I recognize he has other rights which are not enumerated.

One of those is the right to be stupid. He exercised that right at the same time he exercised his right under the 2nd and that is why he is being charged and that is why he is getting dumped on.

He abused his right to be stupid. Same as if instead of a rifle with ammo and body armor, he had gone in with propane tanks with an axe and a torch while wearing a fire-proof suit, or gallons of bleach and ammonia while carrying a gas mask.

This isn't about the gun. This is about stupid and his "social experiment." "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread A guy walks into a store.
" GATTTOTP... Had to look that up.

I think this is a good description.

Hey, let's consider a reasonable person. One who thinks there might be an active shooter when shopping at Walmart.

So, body armor for personal protection? Check. Rifle because it is more accurate than a pistol? Check. A bunch of magazines? Umm, that looks like hunting for shoppers more than preparedness for a shooter...

Then taking video of himself... OK, I might think it is a 2A/1A thing, but not most people. Well, not me either really; my reasonable SA would go on high alert as I considered the entire picture, the amount of ammo and taking video with the full
camo/body armor fit out.

Whatever his "thing" is, it sure isn't a normal day of shopping.

Per his own admission, this was a "social experiment." Those words will be used against him in court, it will be presented as proof of intent to
GATTTOTP to gauge reaction. He could have played the 2A/1A card instead, he might have been home that night. Does not matter if he actually intended to shoot anyone, just as the statute does not require making a threat, only carrying in a threatening manner. Sort of like brandishing but a little broader and more general.

As a carrier, I am very aware that how I behave in public affects how carriers, and gun owners in general, are
perceived particularly by those who neither carry nor own guns; this guy did me, and us, no favors. "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread RKBA: Trade RKBA rights for forcible conscription in the U.S. Army reserves?.
" Interesting thought, @Badger.

The carry training in Tennessee (we have strong Castle Doctrine, no duty to retreat, no duty to inform when stopped, no legal distinction between open and concealed, etc.) does still go with FEMA guidelines for active shooters; run, hide, fight if you have to.

I've been thinking about additional training for the possibility of a fight. I don't think it should be required as carriers are not officers; it is not my job to seek out and engage a threat. But I do like the idea of training coordinated with law enforcement to reduce the chance I am seen as the threat if I do find myself in a position to engage with no other options.

So even if additional training is optional rather than required, it would be nice to have some aspect of it coordinated with the state to improve the odds of my success and survival considering not only the immediate threat but also the impending arrival of sworn first responders. "

August 10th, 2019, 07:50 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread A guy walks into a store.
" https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...ts-police-say/

His wife told him it was a bad idea. His sister reminded him of what had happened in El Paso less than a week earlier...

But Dmitriy Andreychenko went ahead with his plan for a “social experiment,” according to police. The 20-year-old used a cellphone Thursday to film himself entering a Walmart in Springfield, Mo., wearing body armor and carrying a loaded military-style rifle.

...

“His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business,” [Springfield Police Lt.] Lucas said. “In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still, to be honest.”
Not illegal, but the guy is an:

https://daily.jstor.org/wp-content/u...ey1050x700.jpg "

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DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread RKBA: Trade RKBA rights for forcible conscription in the U.S. Army reserves?.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Siam View Post
Instead of talking about "qualifying" anything. How about something simple like discussing we need to get rid of licensing requirements and training requirements..period.
Had another issue with the quoted article which had me thinking about this question today.

First, the Federal government has no basis for requiring training in the militia in the context of the constitution; that was clearly in reference to -- and under the control of -- the individual states.

So in that context, the states did -- and presumably still do -- have that power. So one state may not have any requirement for training (good regulation by the original use of the word). Another state may require more training.

One day in a lifetime (Tennessee today) is much less than the typical two weeks per year at the time of the founders.

Not saying that is right or wrong or appropriate level today, just an observation comparing today and a couple centuries ago. "

August 10th, 2019, 05:58 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe replied to the thread RKBA: Trade RKBA rights for forcible conscription in the U.S. Army reserves?.
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A well balanced diet being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear food, shall not be infringed.
According to his logic, the right to "keep and bear food" belongs to a well balanced diet? "

August 9th, 2019, 06:29 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread A Fair and Balanced Study on the Effectiveness of Gun Controls.
" Most gun control studies are written by groups promoting more gun control, so the authors find the result they seek.

I think the author of this study leans pro-2A, but he really did take a fair look at the laws and how effective they are:

PDF download available in link: https://www.researchgate.net/publica...Rates/download

While the results are generally negative for the violence control effectiveness of gun control, the significance of the few supportive results should not be overlooked. There do appear to be some gun controls which work, all of them relatively moderate, popular, and inexpensive. Thus, there is support for a gun control policy organized around gun owner licensing or purchase permits (or some other form of gun buyer screening), stricter local dealer licensing, bans on possession of guns by criminals and mentally ill people, stronger controls over illegal carrying, and possibly discretionary add-on penalties for committing felonies with a gun. On the other hand, popular favorites such as waiting periods and gun registration do not appear to affect violence rates.


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DogWalksWithMe created the thread Nevada bill passed, not signed yet..
" [Edit: Had the wrong state in the subject line. This bill is from Nevada]

From: https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/p...t-you-1682418/

Gun owners: Omnibus measure bans bump stocks, creates red flag laws to take away gun from those likely to do harm, enforces safe storage to keep firearms away from minors, drops the permissible alcohol level for possessing a weapon to 0.08. (Assembly Bill 291, various effective dates through Jan. 1; not yet signed.)
More here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELI.../6530/Overview

Mainly noted the change for intoxication from 0.10% to 0.08%. Driving and guns used to both be 0.10% and Nevada changed it many years ago to 0.08% for driving to keep Federal highway funds; this removes the delta between the levels for driving and carry.

ETA: @Gary Slider to track if the governor signs the bill. "

June 10th, 2019, 07:18 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread TN HB 1264 Passed.
" TN HB 1264 renames the existing carry permit as the Enhanced Carry Permit, and creates a new "concealed" carry permit.

Rather than posting a link, I need help finding a link to the bill as amended and passed; I can only find the original draft bill on line.

Governor Bill Lee has indicated he will sign the bill.

Key points as I understand them:

- New permit good for 5 years, enhanced is good for 8

- New permit $65, Enhanced is $100

- New permit 90 minute on line course and written test, Enhanced 8 hr course, written and practical shooting test

- Concealed vs open? (part of why I need to see the actual text)

- New permit unlikely to qualify for reciprocity with other states (my opinion) "

May 3rd, 2019, 06:57 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread Sri Lanka Catholic Churches and Westernized Hotels Bombed.
" At least 100 dead and 400 injured in multiple coordinated suicide bombings:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/w...explosion.html

Some of the victims were killed as worshipers gathered for Mass at St. Anthonyís Shrine in Colombo, the capital; St. Sebastianís Church in Negombo, about 20 miles north of Colombo; and Zion Church in the eastern city of Batticaloa, officials said.
The attacks also targeted high-end hotels in Colombo, the capital, including the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury.
But some are not ready to call it Radical Islamic Terrorism...


Meenakshi Ganguly, the South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said that given Sri Lankaís long history of ethnic and religious violence, including a nearly three-decade civil war that only ended in 2009, it was premature to jump to conclusions about whether radicalized Muslims might have played a role in the attacks.
"

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DogWalksWithMe created the thread Pelosi is a NIMBY?.
" https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.was...f75_story.html

Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco was among those the White House wanted to target, according to DHS officials. The administration also considered releasing detainees in other Democratic strongholds.

...

Pelosi’s office blasted the plan.
“The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” said Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”
"

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DogWalksWithMe created the thread New Feature: Now you can Love a Post.
" For those who want to give 1,000 likes but the forum software won't let you, you can now Love a Post.

JeanLouise and 1MoreGoodGuy put this together while I wasn't doing much else of value.

It doesn't actually give out 1,000 likes but it does add to the reputation of a poster.

So go ahead and share the Love, or Likes, or LOLs as you feel a post deserves. "

March 31st, 2019, 07:46 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread New Feature: Collapsed Quotes.
" Collapsed Quotes is now a new forum feature.

When long sections are quoted, they now take up less space on the page. Here is an example:

Preamble to the Bill of Rights

*Congress of the United States

begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution. RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz. ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Speaker of the House of Representatives John Adams, Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate.
Attest, John Beckley, Clerk of the House of Representatives. Sam. A. Otis Secretary of the Senate. *On September 25, 1789, Congress transmitted to the state legislatures twelve proposed amendments, two of which, having to do with Congressional representation and Congressional pay, were not adopted. The remaining ten amendments became the Bill of Rights.
Amendment 1
- Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
Congress shall make no law <abbr title="Concerning; pertaining to." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">respecting</abbr> an <abbr title="A government-supported church; the act of making a particular religious sect or denomination the official church of a state or nation." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">establishment of religion</abbr> or <abbr title="Forbidding; preventing; hindering." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">prohibiting</abbr> the free <abbr title="Use, practice, or application; the act or process of taking part in." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">exercise</abbr> <abbr title="Of the thing previously mentioned. (That is, of &quot;religion.&quot" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">thereof</abbr>, or <abbr title="Reducing, diminishing, or making less." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">abridging</abbr> the freedom of <abbr title="The expression of ideas by spoken words." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">speech</abbr> or of the <abbr title="The process or business of printing and publishing." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">press</abbr>, or the right of the people <abbr title="Without disturbance; peacefully." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">peaceably</abbr> to <abbr title="" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">assemble</abbr> and to <abbr title="To make a formal request to (usually in writing)." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">petition</abbr> the government for a <abbr title="Relief or compensation for some wrong or injury." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">redress</abbr> of <abbr title="Conditions that cause harm or distress; formal complaints." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">grievances</abbr>.
Amendment 2
- The Right to Bear Arms
A <abbr title="Put in good order." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">well-regulated</abbr> M<abbr title="A nation's able-bodied men who are not enlisted in the regular armed forces but may be called into military service in an emergency." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">ilitia</abbr> being necessary to the <abbr title="Protection; safety." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">security</abbr> of a free <abbr title="A nation or government." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">State</abbr>, the right of the people to keep and <abbr title="To carry; to be equipped or furnished with." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">bear</abbr> A<abbr title="Weapons; firearms." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">rms</abbr> shall not be <abbr title="Broken; violated; trespassed." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">infringed</abbr>.
Amendment 3
- The Housing of Soldiers
No soldier shall, in time of peace, be <abbr title="Provided with housing or shelter." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">quartered</abbr> in any house without the <abbr title="Approval or agreement." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">consent</abbr> of the owner, nor in time of war <abbr title="Except; unless." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">but</abbr> in a <abbr title="" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">manner</abbr> to be <abbr title="Ordered, directed, or laid down as a rule." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">prescribed</abbr> by law.
Amendment 4
- Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
The right of the people to be <abbr title="Free from danger; safe." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">secure</abbr> in their <abbr title="Living bodies; physical existence." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">persons</abbr>, houses, papers, and <abbr title="Goods; movable property (as opposed to land)." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">effects</abbr> against <abbr title="Going beyond reason or moderation. (In this case, going beyond what is needed to determine whether a person accused of a crime is guilty.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">unreasonable</abbr> <abbr title="Instances of police officers looking for evidence of crimes." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">searches</abbr> and <abbr title="Instances of police officers arresting suspected criminals or taking evidence of criminal activity." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">seizures</abbr>shall not be <abbr title="Broken; infringed; trespassed." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">violated</abbr>, and no <abbr title="Orders or documents issued by a judge authorizing police officers to make arrests, search or seize property, or otherwise administer justice." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">warrants</abbr> shall <abbr title="To be issued, sent out, or delivered." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">issue</abbr> <abbr title="Except; unless." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">but</abbr> upon <abbr title="Sufficient reasons for believing that a criminal charge is based on good evidence." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">probable cause</abbr>, supported by <abbr title="A solemn declaration by an individual (such as in a court of law) that involves calling upon God to witness the truth of what one says." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">oath</abbr> or <abbr title="A solemn declaration that may be made in place of an oath and often results in legal penalties if the statement is found to be false." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">affirmation</abbr>, and <abbr title="Individually; distinctly; in detail." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">particularly</abbr>describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment 5
- Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
No person shall be <abbr title="Required to give an explanation or accounting of; charged with." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">held to answer for</abbr> a <abbr title="A crime that is punishable by death." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">capital</abbr> or otherwise <abbr title="(Pronounced IN-fuh-mus.) A crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">infamous crime</abbr> unless on a <abbr title="(Pronounced in-DITE-munt.) A formal, written charge of criminal misconduct presented to a court of law by a grand jury." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">presentment or indictment</abbr> of a <abbr title="A body of twelve to twenty-three citizens appointed to examine criminal accusations to decide whether there is enough evidence to require a public trial." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">grand jury</abbr>, except in <abbr title="Lawsuits, accusations, or legal questions brought before a judge or court of law for decision." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">cases</abbr> <abbr title="Originating; appearing; coming into being." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">arising</abbr> in the <abbr title="" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">land or naval forces</abbr>, or in the <abbr title="A nation's able-bodied men who are not enlisted in the regular armed forces but may be called into military service in an emergency." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">militia</abbr>, when in actual service in time of war or <abbr title="Pertaining to the government or the people at large." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">public</abbr> danger; nor shall any person be <abbr title="Liable; obligated; responsible." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">subject</abbr> for the same <abbr title="A crime; a violation of the law." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">offense</abbr> to be twice put <abbr title="In danger of losing. (That is, as a result of a court trial.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">in jeopardy of</abbr> life or <abbr title="An arm or leg. (&quot;Life or limb&quot; has come to mean life or liberty.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">limb</abbr>; nor shall be <abbr title="Forced; required." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">compelled</abbr> in any criminal case to be a <abbr title="A person who has definite knowledge of a fact or event and may give testimony in a court of law." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">witness</abbr> against himself, nor <abbr title="To have (something) withheld or taken away." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">be deprived of</abbr> life, liberty, or property without <abbr title="Legal procedures (such as a trial by jury) carried out according to the established law of the land." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">due process of law</abbr>; nor shall private property be taken for public use without <abbr title="Fair payment." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">just compensation</abbr>.
Amendment 6
- Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases
In all <abbr title="Instances of taking legal action in court against someone accused of committing a crime." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">criminal prosecutions</abbr>, the <abbr title="A person who has been accused of breaking the law. (Often called the defendant in a court case.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">accused</abbr> shall enjoy the right to a speedy and <abbr title="Open to the people; not secret." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">public</abbr> trial by an <abbr title="Fair; not favoring one party or side more than the other." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">impartial</abbr> <abbr title="A body of citizens appointed to examine a case brought before a court of law and to give a verdict (decision) according to the evidence presented. (See III.2.3.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">jury</abbr> of the state and <abbr title="A particular area or region." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">district</abbr> <abbr title="In which; where." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">wherein</abbr> the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been <abbr title="Before; at an earlier time." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">previously</abbr> <abbr title="Defined; fixed; established." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">ascertained</abbr> by law, and to be informed of the <abbr title="Kind, type, or class." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">nature</abbr> and <abbr title="A reason or motive." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">cause</abbr> of the <abbr title="A charge of crime or wrongdoing." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">accusation</abbr>; to be <abbr title="Set face to face with; brought into the presence of." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">confronted with</abbr> the <abbr title="Persons who have definite knowledge of a fact or event and may give testimony in a court of law." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">witnesses</abbr> against him; to have <abbr title="The use of government authority or officers to compel or require certain actions." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">compulsory process</abbr> for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of <abbr title="One or more lawyers qualified to give legal advice and represent a person or organization in a court case." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">counsel</abbr> for his defense.
Amendment 7
- Rights in Civil Cases
In <abbr title="Lawsuits; formal applications to a court of law for justice; acts of suing in court for the recovery of a right or claim." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">suits</abbr> <abbr title="Occurring in; involving." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">at</abbr> <abbr title="The unwritten body of rules and customs developed in England over several centuries and having the effect of law in many court decisions. (As opposed to written law, also called statute law, which is enacted by a legislature. &quot;Suits at common law&quot; are civil cases, not criminal cases.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">common law</abbr>, where the value <abbr title="In dispute; in question; contended for. (That is, in the lawsuit being argued in court.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">in controversy</abbr> shall <abbr title="To surpass or go beyond; to be greater than." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">exceed</abbr> twenty dollars, the right of trial by <abbr title="A body of citizens appointed to examine a case brought before a court of law and to give a verdict (decision) according to the evidence presented." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">jury</abbr> shall be <abbr title="Kept safe from harm or destruction; upheld or sustained; kept free from change, decay, or corruption." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">preserved</abbr>, and no <abbr title="(See III.2.2, which has been modified by this provision.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">fact</abbr> tried by a jury shall be <abbr title="In a different way than; by other means than." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">otherwise</abbr> <abbr title="Inquired into again; tried again." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">reexamined</abbr> in any court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment 8
- Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden
<abbr title="Going beyond what is fair, proper, or normal." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">Excessive</abbr> <abbr title="" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">bail</abbr> shall not be required, nor excessive <abbr title="Amounts of money charged by the government as punishment for breaking the law." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">fines</abbr> <abbr title="Laid on or charged as a burden or penalty." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">imposed</abbr>, nor cruel and unusual punishments <abbr title="" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">inflicted</abbr>.
Amendment 9
- Other Rights Kept by the People
The <abbr title="" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">enumeration</abbr> in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be <abbr title="Understood, interpreted, or explained." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">construed</abbr> to <abbr title="To withhold; to refuse to grant." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">deny</abbr> or <abbr title="To injure or dishonor; to degrade or make of less value." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">disparage</abbr> others <abbr title="Held; kept in possession." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">retained</abbr> by the people.
Amendment 10
- Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People
The powers not <abbr title="Entrusted or assigned, as to an authorized representative." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">delegated</abbr> to the United States by the Constitution, nor <abbr title="Forbidden; made unlawful; ruled out." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">prohibited</abbr> by <abbr title="(That is, the Constitution.)" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">it</abbr> to the states, are <abbr title="Retained; kept back; set aside." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">reserved</abbr> to the states <abbr title="Individually; separately." style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-color: rgb(119, 119, 119); cursor: help;">respectively</abbr>, or to the people.
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March 31st, 2019, 01:30 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread California High Capacity Magazine Ban Ruled Unconstitutional.
" About 2 decades ago, California outlawed import and transfer of high capacity magazines. That law grandfathered existing magazines, owners could still keep those.

Then a recent law made those grandfathered magazines illegal. This newer law was challenged. And it was just declared unconstitutional. The ruling might be bigger than that, it may declare magazine capacity limits are also unconstitutional. Have not read the ruling yet.

Ruling here:

https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Duncan-Summary-Judgment-CA-Guns.pdf
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March 30th, 2019, 09:43 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread Bump Stock Ban In Effect Today.
" Yup, destroy them or surrender them to the government.

Frankly, I don't think they are a good accessory and have no use for them. I also think the original application as far as ADA was BS marketing. My opinion.

But bump stocks are now declared in the same class as machine guns. I'm OK with that too, in the context of existing laws (separate from opinions of constitutionality of those laws, they are on the books).

But now I run into a problem. Fine, they come under NFA... But destruction or confiscation is not the same as getting a tax stamp for a machine gun.

Which to me means that owners should at least have the option of applying for a tax stamp to own a bump stock the same as if they were purchasing a machine gun.

I know certain members here are of the "not one inch" and "shall not be infringed" persuasion...

I respect that. Please set that aside and assume SCOTUS will deem existing regulations constitutional on the principal of already being in force "for a long time."

Within the existing legal framework, is there any legal basis for destruction or confiscation of bump stocks? Or could the courts rule regulation as machine guns is appropriate? Assuming someone appeals to the highest court on that basis. "

March 26th, 2019, 05:31 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread Tennessee New Concealed-only Permit Proposed.
" Two bills are in committee, HR 1264 and companion bill SB 0704. Here is HB 1264:

https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.ne...diablo-v12.jpg

Article about it:

http://tennesseestar.com/2019/03/01/...-in-the-house/

A bill to create two types of handgun carry permits, sponsored by State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) as HB 1264, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this week.

The bill, if it should become law, reclassifies current handgun carry permits as an “Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit” (EHCP), and creates a new “Concealed Handgun Carry Permit” (CHCP).

The EHCP does not specify that the manner in which a handgun is carried, therefore allowing both concealed and open carry. EHCP holders will generally be exempt from current restrictions regarding carrying in public areas such as parks and education-related properties.The application fee for an ECHP is $100.

The CHCP would allow handguns to be carried only in a concealed manner. There shall be no application fee for the CHCP and it shall be valid for eight [five?] years from the date of issuance.

...


After expressing his confusion because the current system seems to work great, Representative Bill Beck (D-Nashville), asked the bill sponsor, Holt, “Why are we trying to fix something that’s not broken?”

Holt explained that there are lots of people that live paycheck to paycheck with limited money for what could be considered discretionary spending. The proposal will reduce cost, offering a more affordable option and choices regarding what is a constitutional issue.
"

March 8th, 2019, 07:10 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

DogWalksWithMe created the thread Discussion of HR 8.
" My feed is stuffed with how horrible this bill is, as if it has a snowball's chance in the senate. I don't think it does.

The reason for my opinion is that none of the feeds actually include a link to the bill.

Can anyone find a link to Pelosi's actual bill?

Given a link, I'll change this Thread topic to "Discussion of HR8."

ETA: ccw9mm found the link, Topic changed. "

February 8th, 2019, 05:51 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite