KNOXVILLE’S ANTIGUN MAYOR BILL HASLAM is getting more pushback over his alliance with Mike Bloomberg. I agree that this is potentially very damaging to his gubernatorial prospects. It’s actually kind of hard for me to believe that Haslam is really as antigun as his associations suggest, but this has been a story for weeks and there hasn’t been much in the way of response.

UPDATE: Interestingly, Les Jones emails that the robber foiled by a pistol-packing Knox County Commissioner looks to have committed murder just hours earlier. Seems like a good argument for arming more than just the police.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Here’s more from Say Uncle, who also doubts that Haslam really knows what he’s gotten into here.