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Rural and urban

That’s one of the reasons for a gun divide. But Aunt B. sums up part of the misunderstanding:

I donít know. I donít feel like some great second amendment absolutist and I donít believe anything in the Constitution is off-limits for discussion, but itís embarrassing to me, as a Democrat, when Democrats talk like thereís no good reason for a farmer to have a gun. Itís like saying thereís no reason for a police officer or a soldier to have a gun. A shotgun is part of the standard equipment of a farmer.

And Campfield is right, it is, generally, illegal to kill snakes in TN.

12 Responses to “Rural and urban”

  1. GD Says:

    Please tell me that “illegal to kill snakes in TN” link is a spoof or something. Surely the TN legislature did not have a debate over how and when it is appropriate to shoot snakes. The stoopid, it burns.

  2. SayUncle Says:

    Nope. Stupid law, which I’ve disregarded a few times.

  3. mikee Says:

    I was visiting relatives in rural CO a few years back and went for a walk along the red stone cliffs on their property with my daughter. She stepped right over a small but disturbed rattlesnake, without noticing or knowing what the sound was until I made her move several steps away from the “noise in the grass.” It was the first rattler I had ever seen other than on TV.

    We took pictures of it but left it alone otherwise. When we got back to the house and told my relatives about it, they were angry that we had not killed it. Rattler bites on their dogs cost about $1500 per bite for treatment and antivenom.

    Different places, different rules.

  4. John Smith. Says:

    Is that law for the two legged kind or the ones that crawl on their bellies???

  5. mike w. Says:

    “Nope. Stupid law, which Iíve disregarded a few times.”

    Nonsense! If they passed a law then obviously it’s IMPOSSIBLE to kill snakes. I know because Joan Peterson said so!

  6. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Aunt B. : And Firearms are the Standard Equipment of the U.S. Citizen, Rural or Urban.

  7. JKB Says:

    I thought that law only applied to snakes in the State Capitol, and maybe those down at city hall?

  8. chris Says:

    It’s comical, in a bad sort of way, to read the legislative dialogue contained in the link provided by Unc.

    It is a bunch of city dwelling General Assembly types speculating about a farmer shooting unwanted animals which threaten their crops and livestock.

    As a part time farmer, I find a gun to be an indespensible tool when I am on the farm.

    We have coyotes and bobcats and we occasionally need to put down a dying cow.

    And we also have poachers on our land whom I need to run off during hunting season. I have no interest in not having a gun when I have to expel a trespassor with a deer rifle from our property.

    I prefer my farm environment to city living and we don’t need clueless city dwelling General Assembly members trying to inhibit our ability to operate our farms.

  9. Ron W Says:

    Anyone who talks like “there’s no good reason for somebody else to have a gun” (except hired government guns) can choose not to have one themselves. Otherwise if they want you to be forcibly disarmed, then they are in the enemy or useful enemy thereof category because: ONLY YOUR ENEMY WANTS YOU DISARMED.

  10. Ron W Says:

    Ther two-legged variety is the one for which we most need our guns.

  11. Name Redacted Says:

    “And Campfield is right, it is, generally, illegal to kill snakes in TN.”

    And like many laws, its ignored by everyone and basically unenforceable.

  12. Ron W Says:

    Although mostly unenforceable, the main reason it’s illegal to kill snakes is that they are predators which help to control vermin and pests like mice and rats. Snakes are generally not aggressive as long as you “don’t tread on” them , a lot like liberty-lovers who are not aggressors, excepting the “don’t tread on me” attitude.