A nationwide review by The Associated Press found that over the last two years, 24 states, mostly in the South and West, have passed 47 new laws loosening gun restrictions.
Among other things, legislatures have allowed firearms to be carried in cars, made it illegal to ask job candidates whether they own a gun, and expanded agreements that make permits to carry handguns in one state valid in another [Erik Schelzig, "Gun Laws Are Getting Looser Across Much of U.S.," AP via Yahoo News, 2009.12.11].
Among the new laws: Arizona will let you bring your gun into a bar. Great.
Update 2009.12.13 14:55 CST: Similar thoughts from responsible gun owner Kevin Woster at Mount Blogmore.