It’s always encouraging when the local police make up the laws they’ll be enforcing as they go along. Which seems to be exactly what’s happening this weekend at Mardi Gras parades in Mobile, Alabama. As wkrg.com reports, MPD spokesnoid Christopher Levy has proclaimed that “pistol permits do not grant you permission to carry pistols at Mardi Gras no weapons allowed at Mardi Gras.” Except that they do. Alabama has a state preemption law that prevents cities from enacting their own firearms laws. Just ask Lori Miles of the the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office: “The state of alabama (sic) code states that if you have your pistol permit you may carry a concealed weapon.” Does anyone really want to be the “lucky” one to test the MPD’s version in court? Anyone? Alan Gura, please call your office.