With Tennessee’s governor pushing for constitutional carry in his state, he had to know there was going to be some degree of pushback. There always is on something like this. He also had to know there was going to be a lot of media scrutiny. Again, there always is.
Yet who does the media run to? It seems almost always to be firearm instructors.
“Now, they will just be able to walk the streets with a loaded gun. I’m trying to be objective, but I can’t think of a reason,” Safety instructor Mark Haskins said.Haskins is a safety trainer at Shooter’s Supply Indoor Range in Hixson.
He believes if people want to own a gun, they need to be properly trained and educated.
“And I’ve also seen people come through and they really don’t know how the gun operates. They almost literally don’t know which end the bullet comes out of,” Haskins said.
“I’m an NRA member. I’m a lifetime NRA member. I’ve had guns for years. I believe in the second amendment, I believe in gun rights. But I also believe in public safety,” Haskins said.