Showing posts with label Legislation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Legislation. Show all posts

Monday, April 11, 2011

Who needs data?

An article from the Student Free Press on the bill to allow guns on campus... a pretty typical write-up, but this quote caught my eye:
“The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is paramount among our priorities, said Hank Dye, Vice President for Public and Governmental Relations. “We agree with law enforcement professionals who say ‘guns on campus’ is a bad idea…Our campus security officers feel strongly that the introduction of firearms into that kind of mix hinders rather than helps in the safety equation.”
Oh wait, they feel strongly that guns would limit safety. As long as it is a strong feeling, I guess that is okay. It is a shame there isn't a method to test the validity of theories or some group that could help analyze data.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Employer Protection

Bill passes that offers protection to employers who allow guns at the office. Of course, the lawyers for most businesses are going to advise that maintaining policies prohibiting guns on site is in their best interest. We need a law that prohibits the employers from imposing any rules about guns on their property. The anti-gun groups win when they can get companies to implement policies they cannot legislate. They win when they get enough confusing limitations on the books that keep an honest citizen from carrying because they are afraid of accidentally breaking the law. They win when they get the international community to back control laws that restrict international gun sales.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Bills Proposed to Enhance Gun Rights

New proposals in Tennessee would allow permit holders to be exempt from background checks and the second paves the way for employees to have weapons on company property.

SB 0306
I don't buy a lot of guns, but it would be nice to skip the fee and paperwork. I don't know that this would aid in the privacy front, but it shouldn't hurt.

SB 0519
I'm ready for some legislation that protects my rights to carry any where. It makes my head spin that people thing little signs will keep the bad guys from bringing guns into a building.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Rifle

I just got permission from the boss to get a new rifle. I'd like to pick one up in case all the rumors about President Obama rolling out gun control legislation is true. I've been looking at the Smith and Wesson M&P15 (the big brother to my M&P15 in .22LR). Maybe S&W will start the promotion for 5 free magazines with the purchase of the rifle. Given the focus on high capacity magazine bans, it would make sense.
From Brick O'Lore

From Brick O'Lore

As a bonus, she told me I had to get a gun safe if I was going to buy a rifle!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Guns at Schools - Not what you might think.

New legislation to allow staff to carry guns on campus - Bill SB 0051.

The way I read the second part of this section suggests that staff with permits can carry without the special training and approval.
"This bill authorizes full-time faculty and staff at any public postsecondary institution in Tennessee, who are not otherwise prohibited by law, to carry handguns at all times on the premises of the public institution where they are employed upon receiving a directive from the head of the institution and upon completing an annual firearm training program of at least eight hours duration. In addition, this bill authorizes full-time faculty and staff at any public postsecondary institution in Tennessee who possess a valid handgun carry permit to carry handguns at all times on the premises of the public institution where they are employed."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ham Radio Bill

H.R. 81 Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2011 (PDF)
"The objective of the bill -- which is supported by the ARRL -- is for the Secretary of Homeland Security to study the uses and capabilities of Amateur Radio communications in emergencies and disaster relief and to identify and make recommendations regarding impediments to Amateur Radio communications, such as the effects of private land use regulations on residential antenna installations."
Via the ARRL.