"Quite frankly, particularly the news media here, I don't think has gotten it straight and I've been a little frustrated by it. ... Here in the last days, there have been some media people trying to create some drama where there isn't any."
The take away? Haslam will say just about anything to try to please voters. And when he steps in it in the process, he will blame the media.
Update: Democratic Party chairman Chip Forrester on Haslam's gun views.
“Evidently it depends on where he is and how hard the wind is blowing. The man is about as firm on an issue as a limp noodle. This is not the kind of leadership Tennessee needs right now. Bill Haslam needs to sit down and explain himself to voters. Why would someone who has never owned a gun leave Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun group and join the National Rifle Association? Why does Mr. Haslam constantly contradict his own statements regarding guns in schools, businesses and bars?”