Tennessee is one of the large majority of states -- 34 out of 50 -- that doesn't require a background check when one private individual sells a gun to another. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, thinks that Tennessee should join the minority.But the call for stricter gun laws seems like one whose time has passed, and if anyone is going to reform gun rules it should probably be Bloomberg's New York, which has been the scene of one gun law horror story after another, with honest citizens facing years of jail time for unwitting violations.

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