Earlier this week, I asked Gov. Bill Haslam about the National Rifle Association's significant investment in the Sumner County Republican primary between House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart and Tea Party challenger Courtney Rogers, as well as the loyalty test they sent out to legislative candidates. Beyond agreeing that the NRA was disinclined to compromise on the matter, Haslam didn't have much to say. (He affirmed the NRA's right to contribute political campaigns and re-affirmed his support for Maggart.)
Not surprisingly, having spent the legislative session in the middle of increasingly tense negotiations about guns-in-lots legislation, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey had a bit more to say when he spoke to reporters yesterday. This is also unsurprising because he is Ron Ramsey.
TNReport has the video, shown above. They also talked to the Tennessee Firearm Association's John Harris.