Haslam and guns – The Joyce Foundation
Part of the reason why Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s participation in Mayors Against Guns is important is because of the group’s ties. The group received $175K from The Joyce Foundation. The Joyce Foundation has funded plenty of anti-gun groups, even the hysterical ones. Here’s a round up of who they have funded and it reads like a who’s who of anti-gunners.
The Joyce Foundation likes to funnel their money to many groups so it appears as though the movement is grassroots. But many of these groups aren’t groups at all but are many websites owned by the same guy. Here’s another listing of anti-gun groups supported by The Joyce Foundation. And supposedly the American Hunters and Shooters Association is funded by them too.
So, likely inadvertently, the mayor has aligned himself with the anti-gun movement whether he likes it or not.