Of course, this NRA supported bill seems to live in ambiguity - we had it once already, brought in over the veto of our gun-owning Governor, and it got slapped down last year because it was successfully argued that almost no one drunkenly walking the streets with their spurs jangling in the wind off the Cumberland would know which establishments were legal for them to enter while packing heat. The only thing worse than armed drunken people all over Tennessee is confused armed drunken people. (Okay, there's also confused racist inbred stupid hillbilly scary ignorant paranoid violent vigilante hair-trigger angry armed drunken people, but I think that kind of gets too obviously to the root of my point, and I'm trying to keep it behind the feather boa, subtle and shit.) One attorney arguing for the bill pointed out that people could "just ask," referencing something called "common sense" in her argument. And without a trace of fucking irony, too.
So the question is whether or not this will make any difference in terms of people shooting one another while drunk. Will we have a return to an era of people getting killed in card games for cheating? Will there be fabulous pink gunfights outside the Lipstick Lounge? Will people exit life at the Exit/IN? Could you be rushed to surgery after a visit to the Gold Rush? If you get shot at the Red Door (either one), would anyone be able to tell?
I thought I had more of those, but I don't, really. Some people really do wear spurs here, though.