On the Guns of TN Congressmen

All six members of the Tennessee congressional delegation — Republicans and Democrats — who responded to a survey said they own guns, bucking a trend in Congress in which Republican members are much more likely to be armed than their Democratic colleagues.
From The Tennessean:
Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, along with GOP Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood, Scott DesJarlais of South Pittsburg and Phil Roe of Johnson City all said they own guns. But so did the state’s two Democratic representatives, Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis.
Four members of the delegation — Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and GOP Reps. Stephen Fincher of Frog Jump, Diane Black of Gallatin and John Duncan Jr. of Knoxville — declined to participate in the USA TODAY survey. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, did not respond to the survey question.
Black said she would not answer the question for “safety” reasons and Alexander says his gun ownership is a “private matter.” Cooper reported having a carry permit, as did Blackburn, while Cohen said he owned a .38-caliber handgun.
DesJarlais said he owns several deer rifles and shotguns. Roe and his wife, Pam, both have permits to carry concealed guns, according to spokeswoman Tiffany McGuffee.

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