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  1. Quote Originally Posted by netentity View Post
    Ok place to visit but until it changes to allow restaurants that serve alcohol I won't consider living there.
    The interesting thing about the law concerning banned locations is that if you are carrying in one of those locations and you have to use your gun in self defense, they will not charge you for carrying in a prohibited area. They will only charge you if you happen to get made.

    The gist of it, even from most instructors, is to make sure you don't get made. It almost appears as if they passed the law to appease some special interest group, because they don't appear to really want to enforce it. I personally don't carry in alcohol serving restaurants because I stand to lose more than just my HCP if I get hit with a weapons misdemeanor, but I know plenty of people who do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chroode View Post
    Actually I guess what I am asking is, does the gun laws influence where you are presently living, where you are moving to, or why don't you move if you don't like them.
    Yes...moving from New Jersey to South Carolina as soon as I can get all our poop together and get the house sold...hopefully within the year. Great climate (both meteorologicaly and politically!) and GREAT people, from everything we've experienced so far!

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    Certainly some various and interesting reasons there. I am surprised that most of the responses came from gun friendly locations. It would be interesting to hear from of the Illinois, Wisconsin, California, New York group. Congratulations to the guy leaving New Jersey. Concerning the restaurant carry, AZ is working on passing a law right now to allow it, if you don't consume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrc1962 View Post
    The interesting thing about the law concerning banned locations is that if you are carrying in one of those locations and you have to use your gun in self defense, they will not charge you for carrying in a prohibited area. They will only charge you if you happen to get made.

    The gist of it, even from most instructors, is to make sure you don't get made. It almost appears as if they passed the law to appease some special interest group, because they don't appear to really want to enforce it. I personally don't carry in alcohol serving restaurants because I stand to lose more than just my HCP if I get hit with a weapons misdemeanor, but I know plenty of people who do.
    Well until that happens, I'll be visiting AL, AR, KY, MO and MS more frequently than TN.

    Since I'm from Nevada I laugh when I see States that have bars and casinos and prohibited areas. It's all about personal responsibility. If you can't carry responsibility in an establishment that serves alcohol for on premises consumption you probably shouldn't have a driver license either.
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    Here in Texas we have the 51% law. If an establishment derives 51% or more from the sale of alcohol and has the the state approved sign posted to notify that it does the it is off limits. I do not drink so it does not become much of an issue unless I intend to eat somewhere that has the sign which is not very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chroode View Post
    Hi,

    I'm curious. What is your reason, for where you live? Did you move there because of favorable gun laws? Why do you not move to a better, more gun freindly state, if your's is too restrictive? Is family (that you probably don't talk to much anyway) the reason? If you were to move, would the state's gun laws effect your decision? I live in Arizona where open carry is allowed without a permit, and CCW is encouraged with a permit. Just curious. Have a great day.
    I've lived in Memphis since 1985, when I was 4 years old. I grew up here, and Memphis is home. I went to college here, and every job I've had has been here. I have no intention of ever moving, as I enjoy my job too much and I have high expectations on where I will be come retirement age. I can't say that given the choice I'd have moved here, but I've had a couple of opportunities to move away. Wife and I decided to stay for a number of reasons.

    1) Good climate
    2) No Income Tax
    3) Good Industry
    4) Good "culture"
    5) Low cost of living

    Gun laws are just a benefit. I wouldn't consider moving somewhere like MA, NY, or CA solely because of their gun laws, but the liberal mentality surrounding them. Where you find strict gun laws, you have high crime, high taxes, and high cost of living.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Here in Texas we have the 51% law. If an establishment derives 51% or more from the sale of alcohol and has the the state approved sign posted to notify that it does the it is off limits. I do not drink so it does not become much of an issue unless I intend to eat somewhere that has the sign which is not very often.
    That's kind of what they are going for here. It might be 60% but would still cover any restaurant.

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    I thought you could not carry inside casinos in Las Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chroode View Post
    I thought you could not carry inside casinos in Las Vegas.
    There is no statutory prohibition for a casino (or as they are called here, gaming area or establishment) carry.

    Also keep in mind that in Nevada we have gaming areas in restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations, discount stores, malls, etc. If casino carry was outlawed, you effectively couldn't carry anywhere in Nevada. There are gaming areas waiting outside your gate when your plane comes into Vegas. Typically businesses with a high volume of traffic lease a portion of their establishment out to private gaming companies and they set up an area of half dozen to a few dozen slot and video poker machines.

    I've also commented many times that alcohol is easier to get in Vegas than water. Typically a restaurant does not have a liquor license because they have opted not to get one or it's a franchise and that's corporate policy. It's also not easy to find a business in Nevada that does not have a gaming area unless you're in Boulder City which is the only incorporated city in Nevada that explicitly outlawed gaming. This is a carryover from when Boulder City was federal property during Hoover Dam's construction. The city code outlawing gaming was never repealed after Boulder City was annexed back to Nevada.

    If you are made inside of a gaming establishment and it's not a statutory prohibited area for CCW, they can ask you to leave. Any private establishment can ask you to leave their premises for any reason.
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