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It is the foundation of morality. It is the difference between theft and charity... Between rape and love making... Between assault and sparring... Between stealing and sharing... Between deception and make-believe... Between stalking and a relationship... Between slavery and service... Between force and cooperation.

It is CONSENT. And it matters.

Consent is the dividing line between morally acceptable human interaction and morally unacceptable human interaction. There is no person or group of persons exempt from this standard. We all know this to be true.

Isn't it time we started living like it? If you want to call yourself a moral person, you must not knowingly tolerate or advocate for the violation of another's consent. And you must certainly neither plead for it nor commission it.

And yet most of us not only tolerate it or support it, most of us ask for and even willingly pay to accomplish it.

That is called moral depravity.

Which side of the line do you live on?
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In the Good News category; Tennessee SB 1736 goes into effect tomorrow.

It essentially states that if you are a permit holder in a place you had a right to be, but that place chose to not allow you to carry your firearm concealed as indicated by proper signage, that property owner is liable for your safety against violence perpetrated by man or by beast. I think my favorite thing about this is that if you post the gun-buster sign, you now must include language as a part of that sign that states the property owner is "assumes absolute custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of the permit holder."

SB1736
008020
-1-
HOUSE BILL 2033
By Faison
SENATE BILL 1736
By Gresham
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to liability for firearm exclusion in certain locations.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, is amended by adding the following as a new section:
(a) It is the intent of this section to balance the right of a handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm in order to exercise the right of self-defense and the ability of a property owner or entity in charge of the property to exercise control over governmental or private property.
(b) Any person or entity authorized to post property pursuant to § 39-17-1359 who elects, pursuant to that authority, to prohibit the possession of firearms by a person authorized to carry a handgun pursuant to § 39-17-1351, thereby assumes absolute custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of the permit holder while on the posted property and while on any property the permit holder is required to traverse in order to travel to and from the location where the permit holder's firearm is stored.
(c) The responsibility of the person or entity posting for the safety and defense of the permit holder shall extend to the conduct of other invitees, trespassers, employees of the person or entity, vicious animals, wild animals, and defensible man-made and natural hazards.
(d)
(1) Any handgun carry permit holder who is injured, suffers bodily
injury or death, incurs economic loss or expense, property damage or any other compensable loss as the result of conduct occurring on property that is posted pursuant to § 39-17-1359, shall have a cause of action against the person or entity posting. In addition to damages, the person shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees, expert witness costs, and other costs necessary to bring the cause of action.
(2) The statute of limitations for such an action shall be two (2)
years from the date of the occurrence giving rise to the damages, loss, or injury.
(e) Any notice or signage that property is posted pursuant to § 39-17-
1359 shall also contain language citing this section and stating that any permit holder on the posted property is under the custodial responsibility of the posting person or entity.
(f) To prevail in an action brought under this section, the plaintiff must show by a preponderance of the evidence that:
(1) The plaintiff was authorized to carry a handgun pursuant to §
39-17-1351 at the time of the incident giving rise to the action;
(2) The plaintiff was prohibited from carrying a firearm on the
property where the incident occurred because it was posted pursuant to § 39-17-1359; and (3) The property was not required to be posted by state or federal law but was posted by choice of the defendant.
(g) This section shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purpose.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016, the public welfare requiring it.
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I'm not from Tennessee, +Jeremy Younger​, but I would think you're correct. It seems like it would beer the same as if they had a non-confirming sign to begin with...if it doesn't meet the requirements for the sign, it carries no force of law.

But...IANAL...hell, I don't even play one on TV. 
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Couldn't have said it better myself- America wants a certain narrative about what terrorists look like. Doesn't matter what the facts are.
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In the Flip Flop Government News category, Tennessee completely gutted SB1736 by amending it, completely "deleting all language" that mattered in the first place now making it worth less than the time they spent on it.

I am ashamed I might have for one moment celebrated some spark of government thought. I am embarrassed beyond all measure I missed this while originally posting it, and I apologize sincerely. Nothing changed in TN.

But nothing changes for you either. #drypractice  today.

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Amend/SA0692.pdf

Senate Judiciary Committee 1
Amendment No. 1 to SB1736
Kelsey Signature of Sponsor
AMEND Senate Bill No. 1736* House Bill No. 2033
by deleting all language after the enacting clause and substituting instead the following: SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, is amended by adding the following as a new section: (a) A person, business, or other entity that owns, controls, or manages property and has the authority to prohibit weapons on that property by posting, pursuant to § 39- 17-1359, shall be immune from civil liability with respect to any claim based on such person's, business's, or other entity's failure to adopt a policy that prohibits weapons on the property by posting pursuant to § 39-17-1359.
(b) Immunity under this subsection (a) does not apply to a person, business, or other entity whose conduct or failure to act is the result of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016, the public welfare requiring it.
 
In the Good News category; Tennessee SB 1736 goes into effect tomorrow.

It essentially states that if you are a permit holder in a place you had a right to be, but that place chose to not allow you to carry your firearm concealed as indicated by proper signage, that property owner is liable for your safety against violence perpetrated by man or by beast. I think my favorite thing about this is that if you post the gun-buster sign, you now must include language as a part of that sign that states the property owner is "assumes absolute custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of the permit holder."

SB1736
008020
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HOUSE BILL 2033
By Faison
SENATE BILL 1736
By Gresham
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to liability for firearm exclusion in certain locations.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, is amended by adding the following as a new section:
(a) It is the intent of this section to balance the right of a handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm in order to exercise the right of self-defense and the ability of a property owner or entity in charge of the property to exercise control over governmental or private property.
(b) Any person or entity authorized to post property pursuant to § 39-17-1359 who elects, pursuant to that authority, to prohibit the possession of firearms by a person authorized to carry a handgun pursuant to § 39-17-1351, thereby assumes absolute custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of the permit holder while on the posted property and while on any property the permit holder is required to traverse in order to travel to and from the location where the permit holder's firearm is stored.
(c) The responsibility of the person or entity posting for the safety and defense of the permit holder shall extend to the conduct of other invitees, trespassers, employees of the person or entity, vicious animals, wild animals, and defensible man-made and natural hazards.
(d)
(1) Any handgun carry permit holder who is injured, suffers bodily
injury or death, incurs economic loss or expense, property damage or any other compensable loss as the result of conduct occurring on property that is posted pursuant to § 39-17-1359, shall have a cause of action against the person or entity posting. In addition to damages, the person shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees, expert witness costs, and other costs necessary to bring the cause of action.
(2) The statute of limitations for such an action shall be two (2)
years from the date of the occurrence giving rise to the damages, loss, or injury.
(e) Any notice or signage that property is posted pursuant to § 39-17-
1359 shall also contain language citing this section and stating that any permit holder on the posted property is under the custodial responsibility of the posting person or entity.
(f) To prevail in an action brought under this section, the plaintiff must show by a preponderance of the evidence that:
(1) The plaintiff was authorized to carry a handgun pursuant to §
39-17-1351 at the time of the incident giving rise to the action;
(2) The plaintiff was prohibited from carrying a firearm on the
property where the incident occurred because it was posted pursuant to § 39-17-1359; and (3) The property was not required to be posted by state or federal law but was posted by choice of the defendant.
(g) This section shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purpose.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016, the public welfare requiring it.
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And Faison's words are reflective of the amendment as well. He paraphrased, but the content is the same.
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And for all of us who've served... and in that service realizing first hand that the story told to us wasn't true... who have helped bury their dead friends to sometimes remember it every single day, not just on one day a year.
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Happy Caturday Internets

All The Feels... Right here... If for some reason you 'cant read it'... click on it 0_0... now you can read it.. :P

#caturday #cat
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I love all of my boys... Just... Like... This... Even the ones who don't give me companionship, per se. They give each other companionship, and that's just as important to me. <3 I try to be a good mom to all my kids. :)
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Thanks everyone for making that kickstarter our most successful SMBC book launch ever! If you just missed it and still want in, we will briefly be offering pre-orders. Discuss this comic in the forum. November 18, 2015. Our latest book did wildly better than expected.
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It's not the odds. It's the stakes.
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"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good Blaster at your side, kid."

I'm just a regular guy I guess. The kind of regular guy who likes non-aggressive people following the non-aggressive axiom.

Because of this, you and I may be different.

This difference will literally be how we may see violence as, or as not, a moral premise. 

For the last three years, I have changed my life because of this. 

I feel so strongly about it that I have made it my personal responsibility to solve two types of problems that violence, or the mere threat of violence causes, which are:
  1. Not being a victim of violence by empowering people to defend themselves by the most technologically advanced means possible, and by
  2. Directly aiding those who have been the victims of violence by working as an emergency medical professional

So at its heart, if we are different in this way, I see our views on using force as the difference and I don't know if any discussions can happen by either of us forgoing this moral premise that perhaps only I bare. 

<Obama> But let me be clear </Obama> , I don't mean this to say that you are explicitly ok with violence, far from it, but I do believe if you just considered the "reason or force" axiom, that everything above it from a moral construct just falls apart. You may even come to realize the violence you participate in every day. 

Still here? 

I love analog gaming, defensive art pursuits, reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy, though lately it's been all non-fiction as I've found the psychology of stress/combat fascinating and helpful. 

Having been on G+ for a bit of time, I find that I post a lot of firearm self-defense related thoughts. If you'd like to be a part of that ramble, please let me know directly so I can add you to those circles, if by reading your own profile this reciprocal interest doesn't immediately stand out to me. Please include me in any self-defense pursuits you may have, and I do mean any form of martial arts, weapons involvement or not.

I was lucky enough to have worked for one of the most prestigious civilian firearm training facilities in the United States, and I still conduct my own freelance firearm training when not focused on school during these recent times. Know that all my postings are of my own, and not representative of my several private EMS employers. 

#drypractice I mean today. No, I'm not joking.

Go train. Heavily consider a Rangemaster road class or a Tactical Response class in Camden, TN (whom also travel extensively.) 

Before Rangemaster's closing of its of physical location in August of 2014 for full time road class requirements, I assisted in teaching fighting tactics at Rangemaster. I consider my greatest self-defensive arts impact to be, so far, as having to assist in running our practical shooting league which was held once a week for almost 16 years running. Our school, up to that point that we know about, had 64 students involved in personal violent encounters, all of which had been won by our students. If you have heard of a better record for student involved civilian violent encounters, I beg you to let me know. I'd like to train at your place too.  

I like engineering and science, and have the goals of doing these disciplines with greater wisdom. Please share with me anything along those lines. :)

“Keep your hat on. We may end up miles from here.” ~ As said to Kurt Vonnegut, from an unnamed friend. 

"Do not mistake my desire to avoid violence for my inability to deal with it." ~ Diana of Themyscira
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