Haslam and guns
ACK has an article in The Nashville City Paper about TN Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Haslam leaving Mayors Against Guns:
Haslam has had plenty of opportunities, had the group truly offended his sensibilities on guns, to withdraw from the group before now.
He neglected to do so.
Therefore, it is not a stretch to imagine that had Mayor Haslam not announced his intention to seek the office of Governor he would still be a member of the group today.
So, what Haslam did here may very well be pandering but, in the end, it had to be done.
I still say good for the mayor for leaving the group. But I find a few things interesting. I’m the person who first mentioned Haslam’s membership in the group back in 2006. Back then, not a single newspaper or media outlet in TN covered it. Now, after it’s concluded, the press is covering the issue. I question the timing.