Phlo, Cops don't need a carry permit. This isn't about carrying a concealed weapon legally. It is about a bad hiring decision by the PD and an idiot carrying a gun where he was not entitled to carry it. BTW, did you read the legislation? It is about going out to dinner at a restaurant that serves alcohol and NOT drinking. If anyone drinks and carrys a gun - lock em up. For the rest of us that do not want to leave a weapon in the car (after all no one steals cars in Memphis, right?) while eating - let it be. I'll bet you a steak dinner that you would not be able to tell who is carrying a gun. You would be surprised at the number of attorneys, doctors, pastors, and teachers that I know personally, who carry a gun everywhere it is legal to do so. You won't know because we don't brag or threaten folks with them, we carry them just in case. It's like insurance, you buy it because it is better to be prepared than not. We carry all of the time because you never need a gun until you REALLY need it and you never know when that will be.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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