Haslam and Guns
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam told a Nashville meeting of the Tennessee Firearms Association that if lawmakers abolished the handgun-carry permit system and allowed people to go armed without permits, he would sign it into law.
The TFA’s executive director, Nashville lawyer John Harris, confirmed Tuesday night that an audio clip of Haslam’s exchange with TFA members on the issue at a forum Monday night was accurate and that his organization will likely push for repealing the carry-permit soon.
And to think, just a few years ago, he was a member of the most powerful anti-gun lobby in the country. They grow up so fast.