An obvious champion for public safety, Tennessee state Rep. Curry Todd once sponsored a bill making it legal to carry handguns into bars. Nope, no chance that could ever lead to any unfortunate consequences.

Also, no surprise then when Todd (a Republican, of course) was arrested yesterday for driving under the influence and possessing a handgun under the influence:

Police said that Tennessee state Rep. Curry Todd (R) was pulled over at around 11:15 p.m. in Nashville, according to WSMV-TV. Officers found a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special hidden between the driver’s seat and center console.

An affidavit charged that the lawmaker was “almost falling down at times” and “obviously very impaired and not in any condition to be carrying a loaded handgun.”

Far be it from me to to stereotype Southerners as a bunch of drunk, gun-toting crackers, but... well... um....