TN candidate to NY’s Bloomberg: MYOB

Wamp smack-talks Bloomberg’s gun sting
Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
Knoxville News
October 8, 2009

NASHVILLE – Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp spoke out today against an investigation by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg into questionable sales at gun shows in Tennessee and two other states.

Bloomberg said private investigators were sold guns despite saying they probably could not pass a background check. Despite a loophole in some states for “occasional sellers” at gun shows, federal law bars selling guns to people they have reason to believe would fail background checks.

Wamp, a congressman from Chattanooga, said in a Twitter posting today that: “Bloomberg and his anti-gun cronies should stay the heck out of Tn.”

Wamp said Tennessee will defend its Second Amendment rights and that armed citizens “keep streets safe.”

A copy of Bloomberg’s report is being sent to every member of Congress and the findings will be shared the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Wamp has made gun rights a staple of his campaign speeches, including a statement that if Democratic President Barack Obama were to issue an order to confiscate guns, “We will meet him at the state line.” Obama has never proposed such a move.

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