Showing posts with label Laws and Rules. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laws and Rules. Show all posts

Thursday, June 1, 2017


"Smartphones sales are cooling, tablets are sinking, and PCs are stagnant — but demand for drones just keeps on growing. As this chart from Statista shows, consumer drone sales in the US have increased sharply over the past few years, and are expected to keep growing."
And you won't have to register them with the FAA anymore.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Unintended Consequences

The rule was supposed to keep beer joints away from churches... but now churches can't use some locations because of their proximity to beer sellers:
“Land just wasn’t available,” Arnold said. “To find 6 or 7 acres of land that you could build on that was affordable was very difficult, but there were plenty of lease spaces … the problem we were running into were landlords being apprehensive about leasing to a church because of the beer permit laws.”

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Carry Permit Holders at UT: Part 3

Let's just hope all the bad guys registered:
"Police at UT-Knoxville had fielded requests from 72 employees who wanted to be able to bring their guns on campus, a spokeswoman there said Thursday."

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Carry Permit Holders at UT: Part 2

More on UT campus carry including specifics about the registration process and a map of the gun free zones...
June 16, 2016 
To: UT Faculty and Staff 
From: Troy Lane, associate vice chancellor for public safety 
Subject: Information for Faculty and Staff about Concealed Handgun Law 
This spring the General Assembly passed Public Chapter 1061. The law, which takes effect on July 1, allows generally all UT full-time employees with a valid handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. To read the law, visit
The university has adopted a new safety policy at concerning firearms and has posted a list of commonly asked questions at
At 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, the University of Tennessee Police Department will begin registering full-time employees who intend to exercise their right to carry a concealed handgun on UT property on or after July 1. For a definition of full-time employees, visit
To register, applicants are required to go to the UTPD office at 1101 Cumberland Avenue to complete the paperwork and sign the application in the presence of a sworn UTPD officer. Knoxville-area employees who intend to carry a concealed handgun on university property in the Knoxville area should come to UTPD to register. 
Applicants must bring their:
- Faculty/staff identification card
- Valid Tennessee driver s license
- Valid Tennessee handgun permit
The registration process requires applicants to acknowledge their responsibilities in carrying a handgun, which include their duty to secure and conceal it. UTPD will retain the list of registered permit holders, which can be shared only with other law enforcement agencies. 
Full-time employees are prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun into meetings about tenure and employee discipline. Full-time employees may not carry a handgun into any stadium, arena, or auditorium when university-sponsored events are under way. Other prohibited locations are hospitals and offices where medical and mental health services are the primary services provided: Student Health Center, Veterinary Medical Center, Early Learning Center, and the speech and hearing clinics. A map of all prohibited locations is available at
This new law does not extend the right to carry a concealed handgun on campus to students. Therefore, full-time employees enrolled in a class or classes at UT are unable to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. 
UTPD will offer a voluntary training course that will cover firearm safety, reiteration of statutory requirements and limitations, a review of prohibited locations, personal liabilities, and other pertinent topics. Information on the classes will be provided to registrants. 
If you have questions, please contact UT Police at 865-974-3114.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Carry Permit Holders at UT

The following e-mail went out from the UT President:

New Safety Policy about Firearms on Campus

On July 1, a new state law takes effect that allows Tennessee’s public colleges and universities’ full-time faculty and staff, who have handgun-carry permits, to carry handguns on campus. I want to share information about the law and the new safety policy we have adopted in response.

Safety Policy 0875 addresses how UT applies the many different state laws regarding firearms and clarifies when an employee may and may not legally carry a handgun on University property.

The policy, which also takes effect July 1, expands on the following key provisions of state law:
  • Full-time UT employees with valid Tennessee handgun-carry permits may carry handguns on UT property, if:
    • They are not enrolled as students; and
    • They notify the law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over the UT property on which they will be carrying a handgun
  • Employees must display their handgun-carry permits on request of law enforcement officers
  • Employees must not:
    • Carry a weapon other than a handgun
    • Carry a handgun openly or in any other manner in which the handgun is visible to ordinary observation
    • Carry a handgun at certain times and locations, such as:
      • Stadiums, gymnasiums or auditoriums where University-sponsored events are in progress
      • In meetings regarding disciplinary matters or tenure
I encourage you to review the policy in its entirety and answers to frequently asked questions provided here.

Additional information about implementation efforts will be shared soon by each campus and institute. Questions can be directed to the law enforcement contacts listed within the policy.

I understand strong feelings exist regarding guns on campus and want to assure you of our unwavering commitment to the safety of our faculty, staff and students as we implement this change.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I appreciate everything you do for the University.

All the best,

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Executive Orders on Guns

The long, point by point analysis.

And the short version:

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Making a Murderer

If you like yelling at your TV, then Making a Murderer on Netflix is for you. There are very few reasons that I want to stay up past 11:00 PM. My wife and I stayed up until 2:00 AM to finish the series.

I'm sure we aren't getting all of the story, but the police, lawyers, and even the judges seem completely biased against Steven Avery and his nephew. Not just biased, but actively working to make sure those two are found guilty. That's a lot different then working to solve the crime and see justice done.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Let them protest, but there should be consequences for not following the rules.

Via @MatthewBracken

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ares Armor Polymer 80% Lower

Ares Armor Polymer 80% Lower - solid core and no index marks, but it has a jig! $90 for one and prices drop if you buy in volume.
"You can build this ar15 receiver at home using tools from the garage. Polymer 80% AR-15 Lower receivers are the easiest way to build a rifle kit at home. No need to go to a machine shop. Support and exercise your 2nd Amendment today. The following are included in your kit purchase. 
Polymer Lower Receiver:  Features a solid core design, stiffened magwell and beefier buffer tube housing. The pistol grip area features a unique no-thread design specific to these lowers. 
The Polymer Jig:  This kit comes with a Jig; which includes all of the bits and end-mills needed to complete the polymer 80% receiver. Finish your AR15 Polymer lower with pride and accuracy provided by this one-time use jig." 
Made in America.  

NOTICE TO BATFE GOONS AND JACKBOOTED THUGS: This Product not only complies with the GCA of 1968 but also complies with your arbitrarily and capriciously moved goal post and your unlawful attempts to create law. It is Solid Core and has no Indexing Marks. I DO BITE MY THUMB AT YOU, SIR! I DO BITE MY THUMB AT YOU!"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

When I win the lottery...

I may have mentioned that I might learn to play the harmonic and/or banjo if I win the lottery. I think I would also take a Constitutional Law class or two. I followed the live feed at SCOTUSBlog yesterday. I find the process to be fascinating stuff. You get quotes like this:
“Some will rejoice in today’s decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many,” Scalia concluded. “But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better. I dissent.”
All I need is time and money... I got the hobbies all lined up.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Backyard Gun Ranges

Some morons have setup a shooting range in their backyard. I don't have a problem with the range. I do have a problem when errant shots that hit houses in my neighborhood.

Neighbors worried about backyard shooting ranges

I guess the guys with the range have never heard of Rule 4.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Some sites I read for amusement or information. I read Althouse, because I often feel smarter after reading a post. Do I agree all the time? No, but my beliefs are challenged or reinforced and I am better for it.

Here is a good example of why it is one of my favorite sites centering around a word - "the".

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Remind me...

... that I never want to get arrested. If you click on an individual's picture, the site even provides a convenient link to search Facebook.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rules and Labels

"I purchased a 3600 mAhr battery from a Chinese vendor.
Got an interesting note from them.
It said that due to fire hazard, the China Post was no longer accepting high
capacity Li-Ion batteries for air shipment.
So the note continued... when you receive the battery from China Post via air,
please remove the sticker from the battery that says "Ni-Mh Battery" that covers
the originial "Li-Ion" battery information.
Well, that's ONE way to handle it."
If only all hardware changes were as easy as removing a label.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

You Can't Use Facebook To Serve Court Docs

sarahcuda Judge: Chase Bank Can’t Use Facebook To Serve Court Docs… via @pandodaily - WOWWed, Jun 13 19:39:42 from Tweet Button

But "it’s a commonly used serving method in Australia, New Zealand, and more recently in England." That's the "wow" part for me.