The New York Times printed another story today about the rush to loosen gun laws around the country and, for once, Tennessee didn't get top billing. In part, that's because some states are only now catching up with what our legislature did last session in the Year of the Gun in Tennessee. But we have to admit it--some legislatures are ahead of us in finding new and innovative ways to let gunmen prowl unimpeded around their states.
Too bad the Times didn't know about our legislature's upcoming "machine-gun shoot." We do merit notice in the article along with Montana for our Firearms Freedom Act. A first-of-its-kind-law, it purports to exempt this state from federal firearms regulation (but doesn't really because that's unconstitutional).
For cutting-edge gun laws, though, Arizona and Wyoming are the hands-down winners. Their lawmakers are considering letting residents carry concealed weapons without any permits at all. Now that's firearms freedom!