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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/12/14

TFA Denounces Gov Haslam's Appearance
at Rep Sargent's Campaign Event

Haslam Fundraiser for Sargent Evidence of 'Anti-Gun' Legislative
Collusion

NASHVILLE, TN - On the eve of Representative Charles Sargent's 2014 kickoff campaign event
featuring Governor Haslam, Tennessee Firearms Association Executive Director John Harris, made the
following statement:

"Governor Haslam coming to Franklin to campaign for Representative Sargent provides further evidence
of their relationship and that the Governor is rewarding Mr. Sargent for keeping certain pro-gun bills off
the Governor's desk this year by seeing to it that they are stopped in his Finance committees even if it
takes clearly false fiscal notes and other shenanigans to do so. This attempt by Governor Haslam to
come to the rescue of the embattled incumbent is reminiscent of his desperate but futile campaign efforts
to protect former House Republican caucus leader, Debra Maggart, who was soundly defeated in 2012 in
her primary.

This legislation (HB2409) was so strong that it passed the Senate on a 25-2 vote. Yet, House
Leadership and Governor Haslam worked hard to make sure it never came to a vote on the floor of the
House. Even after acknowledging that the bill had no fiscal impact, the House Finance subcommittee
on which Sargent serves killed the bill on a 10-1 vote.

It is no secret that Governor Haslam opposes pro-gun bills and has used Representative Sargent as his
'hatchet man' to kill good Second Amendment legislation. The voters of his district are fed up with this
type of failed leadership on conservative issues including the Second Amendment."

According to the Facebook event page, the fundraiser with Governor Haslam for the Sargent campaign
will be at Puckett's Grocery in Franklin on Tuesday night at 5pm. Senator Jack Johnson will be providing
music.

Last week Representative Sargent was caught flip-flopping on gun rights at a town hall meeting in
Franklin as seen in this video.

Representative Charles Sargent is currently being challenged in the Republican primary by local
conservative entrepreneur and TFA member Steve Gawrys.

The Tennessee Firearms Association was founded in 1995 and formed to defend the right to keep and
bear arms and to educate the citizenry on the responsible use, ownership, and carrying of firearms. The
TFA is Tennessee's only no-compromise gun group.

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