Brad Staats, a Republican nominee for Tennessee's 5th Congressional District, is welcoming President Barack Obama to his state by posting a photo on Facebook of a Colt 911 semi-automatic pistol.
The picture is captioned with the following statement from Staats:
Many people in Tennessee keep asking me about my opinion on Second Amendment rights. Apparently Tennesseans are part of that crazy crowd that Obama says "cling to their religion and guns." Well, then I must be part of that crazy crowd. Here is something that I usually have with me. Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama, where we appreciate our 2nd Amendment rights and the Constitution that was wisely given to us by our founding fathers.
A couple things stand out to us here. One, Staats is only proving Obama’s point, and two, he made the “clinging” statement years before he was even President.
When asked about his gun-toting message to Obama, Staas told the Tennessean, "I'm not one of those that would ever threaten the President…He's probably got enough of his own stuff to worry about without me."
Staats went on to say that the post was:
"Regarding the fact that the UN Small Arms Treaty, passed last week will undermine our Second Amendment Rights."
There’s always a second story when someone gets caught doing something stupid. Why didn’t he say that when he captioned the picture?