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psa: tn hcp and moving out of state

If you have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit and move out of state, the TN Department of Safety will cancel your HCP as soon as they receive notification that you have acquired a driver’s license from another state. 

This is not terribly well publicized online, but I called the DoS and asked them directly, and that was the answer. 

The lack of a grace period is somewhat annoying, but when coupled with North […]

james yeager, helping the "gun control" extremists

Considering that my posts documenting how James Yeager is a coward and how he violated the Tennessee constitution are getting an unusual amount of traffic in recent days, I thought I would take a brief moment to comment on Yeager’s most recent bout of mind-numbing stupidity wherein he stated, "If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people!".

First, just like the Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer, James Yeager is not […]

knoxville chick-fil-a wants you defenseless?

[Update] Please see updated information regarding this story here. In short, Chick-Fil-A has NOT posted itself as a “gun-free zone”.[/UPDATE]

Well, now, this is interesting.

As regular readers will remember, I went to Chick-Fil-A on the first of this month to support them and show my disdain, to put it politely, for those governmental lackeys who would tell a private corporation where it can and cannot build based off nothing more than the personal […]

in which i rub it in

I should start this post by observing that Coal Creek Armory is currently being featured on Deal Chicken with a $37.50 Basic Handgun Safety Class (regularly $60), a $37.50 Women’s Handgun Essentials Class, a $100 1 Year Range Membership (normal value $200), a $182.50 Basic Handgun Safety Course Package (including the Basic Handgun Safety Class, a Handgun Carry Permit Class, and 1 Year Membership), or a $182.50 Women’s Handgun Essentials Class Package (including the Women’s […]

tn hcp holders are more law-abiding than maig members

By current accounting, the misnamed Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) claims or claimed as members at least 15 mayors who have been convicted of breaking various and sundry laws, recorded below in alphabetical order by their last names:

Gary Becker – Plead guilty to sexual assault on a child and child enticement.

Adam Bradley – Convicted of attempted assault, harassment, and criminal contempt.

John Callahan – Improper use of mayoral campaign funds […]

we are winning – carry edition

I cannot say as though I know a single thing about Tactical Advantage Corp based out of Corryton, TN (except that I absolutely hate webpages that have repeating noises running in the background), but they work with Coal Creek Armory and Parafrog, so they cannot be all bad.

More to the point, by way of DealChicken (a Groupon / Living Social analog), T.A.C. Academy is offering a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit course for all […]

about that time

So yesterday I got a big ol’ honkin’ package in the mail from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and my first thought was, "Huh, I don’t remember leaving any farms laying around in Florida after I moved out." I got back to the house, tore open the manila envelope, and was suddenly surprised at how quickly time had passed.

You see, as of this April, it will have been five years […]

helps to know what you are talking about

So apparently the Mayors Against Illegal Guns took out some massive, whole-page ad in USA Today against the Senate approving H.R. 822, which would require states that issue handgun carry permits (or their equivalents) to recognize other states’ permits.  *shrug*  Cannot say as though I particularly care about a group of self-righteous, bigoted egotists who, on average, are convicted of crimes significantly more often than average citizens, so I never would have even noticed if […]

know your laws

As we are taught from a very young age, ignorance is no excuse. Whether we are talking about the rules of the playground, the laws of the land, or the requirements of your family, it is generally incumbent upon you to keep up with the regulations that surround your life, and ensure that you are operating inside of them (assuming you want to, of course).

However, in a world where our tax code is […]

handgun carry permit holders are more law-abiding

Once again, I am going to blatantly steal a positively outstanding idea from Bob S. while he was busy trying to steal his original idea back from me – just how law-abiding are people who carry firearms? We already know that the Violence Policy Center likes to redefine words like "murder" and "dead" in order to cast firearm carriers in the worst possible light, but what do the facts – the raw numbers – actually […]

rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated

One of the more-amusing talking points that is repeated ad nauseum by anti-rights cultists is that the “gun culture” is slowly dying, with the associated hand-waving and smoke-blowing to try to explain away the recent increases in NICS transactions and growth in firearm sales. Well, allow me to hand you two more nails to put in the coffin of that particular myth.

First up, it would appear as though there is a revitalized interest in […]

for the ladies

If you happen to live here in Eastern Tennessee, are female, and want to procure your Handgun Carry Permit, the Bass Pro Shop near Sevierville is offering basically-free* classes that will satisfy the state requirement for your application; however, move quickly – two of the four classes are already booked up! The only things you absolutely have to bring to the class/range are yourself, a pen, and a pad of paper – you can, of […]