A Republican candidate for Congress posted a photo of a gun along with a “Welcome to Tennessee” message for President Obama last week on his Facebook Page, but disavows he meant it as a threat to the president.
Brad Staats, the GOP candidate for the 5th Congressional District for Tennessee, posted the photo of a silver and black Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol last Friday on his Brad Staats for Congress Facebook page, captioning it with the following:
“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.”