Also: Remember that time when Bill Haslam, facing an audience of Tennessee Firearms Association members, (eventually) answered the question, "So, you would support non-permitted carry?" In this week's City Limits, Steven Hale looks at the current legislative climate for gun laws in Tennessee:
With the bills nicknamed "guns in bars" and "guns in parks" already on the books — and Republican leaders indicating that some version of "guns in lots" will pass this year — the state has established a precedent for allowing more guns in more places. And the ruling party shows few (if any) signs of altering that course, even in the midst of the national debate touched off by last month's elementary-school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
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