Thursday, November 10, 2005
Boomsticks: A gun in the car.
Via Alphecca, we see that Utah is attempting to loosen restrictions on transporting loaded firearms in vehicles. Having spent most of my life in Georgia, which has fairly sensible laws on that point, you can imagine my surprise on finding that Tennessee had such byzantine rules on transporting firearms. I'd wager that I spend fifteen minutes out of every workday trying to explain the easily misinterpreted Tennessee law to customers. It's written vaguely enough that if a prosecutor really wanted to, he could probably nail you for having your ammo in the same range bag as your unloaded pistol if you don't have a toter's permit, although in practice, simply having accoutrements like pistol cases and range bags generally marks you as one of the good guys. Here's hoping that the good guys win in Utah, and that we can get an equally sensible law here in TN.