TV station offers quick "refresher" on self defense
Ooh I see the classic "proportionality doctrine" makes a showing. Unless the TN legislature has gone insane or been replaced by pod people from the UK, they are probably still following the good ole common law.
Also, why would restaurants, playgrounds or public parks be off bounds for carry?
Posted by: Beerslurpy at November 13, 2006 09:54 PM
Restaurants - liquor license
Public parks - the TN CCW law specifically lists areas administered by the parks and recreation department as off limits. Ironically, this puts interstate rest stops, one place you surely want to carry, off limits.
Posted by: robin at November 14, 2006 08:55 AM
No permits required for CCW in TN?
The article just said "if you choose to carry" - didn't mention "you first must obtain a permit..."
Posted by: Bill at November 14, 2006 09:00 AM
You have got to be kidding me--does TN really have UK-style proportionality as a matter of law?
Posted by: Kirk Parker at November 14, 2006 09:17 AM
Whether or not they may be legally correct, it is refreshing to see that they attempt to address the subject. Many media or jurisdictions would have told people to call the police or not to resist.
Posted by: Rudy DiGiacinto at November 14, 2006 11:13 AM
TN law allows lethal force if one reasonably fears imminent severe bodily injury or death. The perp would not have needed to carry a firearm to justify the response--a club, knife, or even large physical size would I think be sufficient. The right of self defense is not as limited as implied in the news article.
Posted by: David Hustvedt at November 14, 2006 01:27 PM
Thanks, it's good to know that Tennessee sides with the overwhelming majority of the other states on this issue.
Posted by: Kirk Parker at November 14, 2006 11:40 PM
I love the south, and I love Florida but I hate living here, not for any reason except that it's so damned hot all the time. I know it get's hot all over the south but it never gets cold and stays cold in Florda. I am thinking about moving to another southern state, but I don't know which. Florida has some of the most lax self defense, concealed carry, and gun purchasing laws in the Union. I hate to leave that. I am wondering if there is another state that is comparable. I'm wondering if Tennessee is it. How do
ya'll feel about your gun rights in Tennessee.
Posted by: Brandon Kerr at November 25, 2006 02:47 PM