I think we all know I’m not a big fan of the Government or the endless amount of laws they spew forth. If it was up to be there would be only one law, Don’t be a dick. I’m not the head honcho though so we have to deal with ever more laws stealing away our personal liberties. Also it is damn near impossible to ever remove a law so to counter one there needs to be another one that negates the previous one…what a great system. Every once in a while though a decent law passes that help’s restore some missing liberty. Today I’m going to share one that does go right and one I’m not sure about.
I heard about this at work a while back. Our Governor here in Tennessee Bill Haslam signed a bill the would allow handgun carry permit owners to store their guns in their cars no matter where they are parked. Now as far as I’m concerned there should be no need for this bill. I fail to see how the 2nd amendments “Shall Not Be Infringed” is somehow misinterpreted. When I first heard about this law I asked the loss prevention guy at work what it would mean for workers there. At the time he stated that company policy, which does not allow for weapons stored in vehicles while at work, would overrule the bill. Gladly he turned out to be wrong with a statement from my company saying that the corporate policy will be revised to reflect the new law. So when the bill goes into effect on July 1st I and every other TN CCW holder would be able to keep a weapon in the car while at work and anywhere else. While personally I believe that the best place for my glock in on me I like this bill for a few other reasons. First I don’t really plan on keeping my glock in my car while at work. I don’t want to risk it being stolen. However there was one time when I was working on overnights that I had a range trip planned the next morning and it was way out of the way to go home first. The obvious choice would have been to take my gun and gear with me to work and leave it in the car so I could head straight there. Even though I doubt it would have been noticed that one night I’m paranoid and prefer to follow policies that could result in me getting fired. Instead I had to drive way out of the way and meet a friend and have him hold the gun for me. Another place I see the bill shining is when carrying and coming across places that don’t allow it. The state parks here don’t allow firearms, not even in the parking lot. Now I would just need to remove it and store in my car since this bill take precedence over park regulations.
I’ve already stated the I don’t believe, nor is there evidence, that the government is stockpiling ammo. The rumor that Obama is backdoor controlling guns by having the government buy up all the ammo is complete bullshit. Introducing a bill basses on conspiracy is also stupid. With that said I can get behind any law that limits the amount of ammunition that the government can buy. If they buy less based on this bill then great and if it helps this ammo shortage, hell even better. However I feel conflicted about using a bill to interfere in the free market. They demand for ammo is so great right now the ammo factories should be running round the clock, opining more factories and making all the money they can and if they can’t keep up a better company needs to step up. So while I don’t want the government messing with the market I also want my ammo again.
What are your thoughts about the two bills talked about today? Thoughts on government getting involved in the free market? Let me know in the comments!