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The National Rifle Association, er, I mean the Tennessee General Assembly also is about to stop requiring gun dealers to take the thumbprints of their customers. Turns out, gun dealers don't know how to do it correctly. So instead of teaching them, we're just going to stop making them do it. That makes sense, doesn't it?
Before voting to seal handgun permit records this morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to drop the thumbprint requirement from the law. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Nancy Myers said gun buyers are nice enough to give their names, so all we have to do is check those names against the list of convicted felons, and everything's A-OK.
"Does the TBI have any concern about firearms being sold to people who are not legitimate?" Sen. Beverly Marrero asked. What a stupid question!
Update: The Tennessee Democratic Party's April Fools joke.