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Tennessee Legislature Continues Its Preparations for the End of Days

 

OK, this is one of those Twilight Zone moments at Legislative Plaza when you find yourself wondering if you're losing your mind. Can I be the only one who thinks it's really psycho to pass a law barring confiscation of weapons under martial law? This bill by House GOP caucus chair Glen Casada keeps rolling through the committee system with unanimous votes, and no one yet has asked Casada the obvious question: Are you completely unhinged? Instead, they all nod knowingly as he gives his one-sentence explanation for his bill and then they vote for it as if there never could have been any doubt about their support for such a commonsense idea.

 

"This bill as proposed would allow us to keep our firearms under martial law," Casada told the House Judiciary Committee this morning.

 

Rep. Henry Fincher, D-Cookeville, did ask one question.

 

"I'm for the bill. You know I'm pro gun. I'm against confiscation. If you need a gun it's going to be during a period that martial law is breaking out and things are going to pieces. But the way I understand martial law is that it suspends all other laws. So wouldn't it also suspend this?"

 

"That is the point that's never been clarified in court," Casada replied. "And so we as law-abiding citizens could say, 'So Mr. executive, governor, president, whoever, sorry you can't take my personal weapons.' Granted it's to be fought in court someday, but we're taking a stance."

 

"OK," Fincher said. "I was just curious." Then the bill passed unanimously. I think I'm going to Brandon's early today.

 

Posted by a clearly anit gun nut case that believes that under conditions such as Katrina it is a good idea to use the police to go from door to door to take guns rather than keep the stores from getting looted.

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Although it seems to be a "common sense" issue; there seems to be a steam roller in Washington that has totally disregarded the constitution. It seems to me that the State is letting the Federal Government know, in no uncertain terms, that the State interprets the second ammendment to be a protection AGAINST martial law. Basically the state governmental officials understand WHY all the building blocks are being put into place. They are trying to protect their citizens against this abuse of power.

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I'm going to be quite open here.

 

I have no idea why the TN state legislature is doing this at all other than to make a political statement. Unlike some states, TN has its own second amendment which is very close the 2nd Amendment in our state constitution.

 

Federal gun control of any sort is already a violation of TN state law by its nature.

 

I'll tell you fellas now, the day this country becomes a Democracy and not a Republic, we'll all be in a world or hurt as NYC rules the roost and we'll be expected to live just like them though our circumstances are entirely different.

 

"Take a bus or subway!" "What bus or subway?" :smartass:

 

"Put cops on every corner. You don't need a gun!" "What corner? We don't even have sidewalks!" :smartass:

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NYC rules the roost and we'll be expected to live just like them though our circumstances are entirely different.

 

I wish Chicago was as easy to cut off from the real world as NYC would be. It's an island.....

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Bringing this back from the depths a bit, but did this ever pass into law?

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I thought Martial Law supersedes all other laws?

 

That's my understanding as well. My reason for asking if it had passed was a bit more abstract than face value.

 

Particularly with respect to this:

"That is the point that's never been clarified in court," Casada replied. "And so we as law-abiding citizens could say, 'So Mr. executive, governor, president, whoever, sorry you can't take my personal weapons.' Granted it's to be fought in court someday, but we're taking a stance."

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I thought Martial Law supersedes all other laws?

 

 

It does, Martial Law is in essence a suspension of all other laws... it is, by its very definition Military Rule imposed by military authorities, when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively...

 

In full-scale martial law, the highest-ranking military officer would take over, or be installed, as the military governor or as head of the government, thus removing all power from the previous executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.

 

So basically once declared it really don't matter... the only thing stopping someone from taking your guns will be you and how far you are willing to go to keep them.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law

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So basically martial law is declaring war on the people by the government?

Edited by Don29palms

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So basically martial law is declaring war on the people by the government?

 

 

Nicely put.

 

Anytime government suspends the Bill of Rights, they've declared war on the people. It was that Bill of Rights the revolution was fought for, not just to have a different king.

 

Tj

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I hope you guys can put up with a displaced redneck in about 10 yrs. When I retire I'm escaping from the USSK and moving to the free state of Tennessee!

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I hope you guys can put up with a displaced redneck in about 10 yrs. When I retire I'm escaping from the USSK and moving to the free state of Tennessee!

 

Come right on. Just move east. Farther west you go in TN, the more socialist.

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Yes and when the should declare martial law on the citizens of Tennessee or other states! And start confiscation it is time to declare war on them.

 

Sniper03

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Like others have suggested, times of martial law are exactly the times you'll need guns the most. Funny, the times and places they want to ban guns are the times and places (New York, Chicago, etc.) when you need 'em most. How are the gun laws in Detroit? Hey, I can carry a gun in Gary. Not that I want to go to Gary, seeing as how I don't use heroin and hookers scare me. Plus the hygiene thing. And the married thing. But other than that, I'm all in. Sheesh.

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Carry in Gary. Got to be a song in there somewhere.

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