Letters to the Editor

Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 11:00pm

Bullet points appreciated

Just wanted to thank you for [the June 18] article on the guns-in-bars law. The Tennessean would repeatedly mention the law was in effect in 37 other states, and I always thought that either sounded too high or too much was being made of this new law. [Thanks for clarifying the number.]

Of course, The Tennessean leaves a lot of questions unanswered in much of its coverage.

I, for one, am against this new law. At this time, I plan to only go to those restaurants and bars that put up signs prohibiting guns. Any idea what percentage will post the signs?

Again, thanks for the very informative article.

John McBryde, 37069

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182 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 5:23

In this economy it seems everyone is always going out to bars and restaurants, daily. In reality, maybe once a month ? And if a bar/ restaurant owner puts up a sign, "No shirt, No shoes, No guns, No Service" and a shooting occurs, they could be sued for restricting the permit carrier his right to carry. You cannot win, either way.

By: house_of_pain on 6/22/09 at 7:05

Do people with no legs get a pass on the "No shoes" rule?

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 7:23

Yes, there's an alternate sign, "No Brains, No Service".

By: CAH on 6/22/09 at 7:41

Eat at home a lot D7?

By: Kosh III on 6/22/09 at 7:56

"Yes, there's an alternate sign, "No Brains, No Service""

You want most people to starve to death???? :)

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 8:00

Good morning.

Verbal Cartoon

Fist picture a bartender is the bartender serving a customer at the bar.

The second picture is the sound of a gun going off to the left of the picture and a bullet breaking several bottles behind the bartender.

The last picture is the bartender looking toward the source of the shot. The caption reads: "CHANEY !!! I told you that you can bring your gun, but no BULLETS!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 8:02

First picture not fist picture. Sorry Loner .lol

By: pandabear on 6/22/09 at 8:28

John,

Here are the exceptions to carrying in restaurants:

"The person is not consuming alcohol; and

The establishment is open to the public and serves alcoholic beverages; and

The establishment does not restrict admission to persons who are age 21 years or older by checking patrons' identifications."

As you can see, the "bars" are the only places checking ID's at the door.
That makes it illegal to carry there.

If you would read the law, it would answer you questions.
If you listen to the media, you will have slanted information and come away confused.

Don't even believe what I tell you.
Read it for yourself.

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 8:30

pain, its my understanding, legless people must have socks covering their nubs.

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 8:30

Just for that snide remark CAH, I'm going to write another LTE to this paper.
Yes, I tend to frequent restaurants that display, "No Brains, No Service". I've lost more weight than those NutriSystem fellas.

By: pandabear on 6/22/09 at 8:31

nemo:
graphics/cartoon guy.

...first to go in a recession.

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 8:31

Slacker, Pain wears a hat over his nub, but it's his head.

By: pandabear on 6/22/09 at 8:33

slacker:
Those are socks. Those are "caps"

By: pandabear on 6/22/09 at 8:33

...I mean, those "aren't socks"

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 8:36

bear, yeah I'll cap em in a second if they smart off.

By: house_of_pain on 6/22/09 at 8:44

Please cover your stump.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 8:48

In the old days the sign would read. No Stumps.

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 8:50

You can count the annual rings in their stump to determine their age.
Comes in handy if they forget their ID.

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 8:54

You guy's have a bad Father's Day or something? Comments are borderline crude. And as one who has little class, it's offensive even to me.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 9:05

I had a good Father's Day, even if I did work all weelend.

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 9:11

So stump jokes are offensive now, never thought I would live to see the day.

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:11

Just wanted to say, Fleetwood Mac was AWESOME! Stevie Nicks looked great! (Rock on, Gold Dust woman!) The music was good, even without Christine McVie. Mick Fleetwood was still pounding those drums like no tomorrow, John McVie was his usual quiet self and Lindsey Buckingham (my future husband-lol) was incredible on the guitar. When he did a solo (just him and the guitar) on "Big Love," his fingers were moving so fast it looked like a hummingbird's wings--blurred. It was just fantastic and I'm so grateful to have been there!

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:12

What do you call a guy in the water, with no legs and no arms?

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:12

Bob

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 9:13

drowning mammaG

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:13

What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs at your front door?

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:14

Matt

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:14

Indeed, Slacker!

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:14

I've got lots of those but I'll stop now...

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 9:15

Oh Mama!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/22/09 at 9:16

But most importantly, how was Fleetwood Mac????

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 9:16

MammaG, was Stevie wearing her prosthetic neck?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 9:20

More prosthetic jokes?

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:22

Slacker, I don't know about that. My main focus was on my future husband. I was only about 20 feet away from the stage.
Blanket, see previous post for details--It was awesome!!!

By: house_of_pain on 6/22/09 at 9:23

Sorry, d7. I can't come up with anything new to say about today's topic.
I'm stumped.

By: slacker on 6/22/09 at 9:26

lol pain.

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:26

LOL house!
What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs hanging on the wall?
(Last one, I promise)

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:26

Art

By: house_of_pain on 6/22/09 at 9:26

Art.

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:35

LOL house!

You know how we were all talking about our favorite Beatles songs, etc. last Fri? I went to this used music store yesterday and they had almost every Beatles CD available--The White Album, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, Revolver and I don't know what else. I thought that was kinda neat! And, they were cheap! It's a place we just discovered called, "Groove." (I think) It's located at 5-Points in East Nash. Cool place, lots of stuff and good prices too.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/22/09 at 9:37

oops, i need more coffee, Mama! glad you had a good time!

By: girliegirl on 6/22/09 at 9:40

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090621/US.Denny_s.Shooting/

maybe if a patron had been packin' that kid would still be alive.... maybe....

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 9:40

I'll leave you witty geniuses with this thought. Most people with "stumps" are Viet Nam war vets. They fought for this country's alledged "freedoms" I hear so much about. The Iraqi vets who's legs were blown off have modern science to let them walk again. My guess the late 50 year old Viet Nam guys just said screw it, along with their drug addiction, alcohol, etc. Either way, I doubt you'd say, "Make way for the gimp" when opening a door for someone in a wheelchair without legs. Maybe I'm wrong.
But let's get back to more pressing issues like "MammaG's" electrifing experience at the Fleetwood Mac concert. Geez!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 9:47

OK dargent you made a good point.

Now since my youngest daughter has let her hair grow to to it's natural color and she is no longer a blonde. She has once more become smart and can shoot stright once more.

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:48

No worries! Thanks, I surely did. It was the first concert I've ever been to straight!

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:51

Oooh! "Electrifying" is a great word to describe the concert experience! Thanks, Darge!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/22/09 at 9:52

I suspect that this gun law is going to came back and shoot someone in the butt. Hopefully the butts that get shot will be the lawmakers that pasted this bill.

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:52

Darge, you are right about the vets and I have tremendous respect for them all. I apologize if I offended anyone.

By: dargent7 on 6/22/09 at 9:55

Big Mama: You want a great place to buy used CD's? "McKay's" on Charlotte, across from Kroger. Beatles, Led Zeplin, Stones, CSN & Y, all of 'em. "Scratched" at $4.99 aren't defective at all. Spray Windex on the playing surface....they work fine.

By: MamaG on 6/22/09 at 9:57

Can't you just see it now, "Drunk gun-toter at XYZ bar shoots jukebox, 20 by-standers, in drunken rage. Shooter says, "I only wanted to hear Freebird"