Excerpt from letter received from TN Governor Phil Bredesen:

As a lifelong outdoorsman, I am a strong proponent of the Second Amendment.

As Governor, I will focus on maintaining current gun control laws rather than enacting new ones. I believe that existing laws, if properly enforced, are sufficient in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals without illegally infringing on the rights of law-abiding sportsmen.

Again, thank you for sharing your opinion. Rest assured, I am deeply committed to preserving the right of Tennesseans to own and use guns. It is an important component of both our heritage as Tennesseans and our freedom as Americans.