Speaking of Haslam
Campaign for Liberty on why not Haslam:
Mayor Haslam discussed the story as I explained and he said his intention in the entire situation was simply to “stop the wrong people from having guns”.
I asked him “what kind of people are you referring to that you say shouldn’t have guns?”
And he responded with “felons, criminals, and those without a permit”.
Then I asked “so you believe we need a permit or permission to exercise a right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment?”
Mayor Haslam said “well, for handguns yes”
I’m guessing Haslam probably meant for handgun carry and not ownership (i.e., handgun carry permit). Whether one agrees with that position or not, that is the law in this state.