published Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Candidate's Facebook post shows gun, tells President Obama, 'Welcome to Tennessee'

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    Republican congressional candidate Brad Staats posted this picture of his semi-automatic pistol, and a message for President Barack Obama, on his campaign Facebook page on Friday.
    Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A candidate who’s seeking to represent Nashville in Congress posted a photo of his gun and a pointed message for President Barack Obama on his campaign Facebook page.

Brad Staats, the Republican nominee challenging U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the Fifth Congressional District election, posted the picture of the silver and black Colt 911 semiautomatic pistol on Friday. Under it he wrote:

“Many people in Tennessee keep asking me about my opinion on Second Amendment rights. Apparently Tennesseans are part of that crazy crowd that Obama says ‘cling to (their) religion and guns.’ Well, then I must be part of that crazy crowd. Here is something that I usually have with me. Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama.”

Read more at The Tennessean.

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