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Political rivals attack Knoxville mayor's stand on guns in parks

Staff Report • Sep 25, 2009 at 12:00 AM

NASHVILLE - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam's stance on carrying guns in city parks on Thursday drew criticism from two of his Republican gubernatorial campaign opponents, while a third was somewhat more supportive.

All three of Haslam's major GOP primary opponents, however, suggested that the mayor's maneuvers on gun issues indicate he has difficulty making tough decisions. A Haslam spokesman rejected such contentions.

"Once again, Mayor Haslam comes down on the wrong side of our Second Amendment rights guaranteed in the Constitution," said U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.

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