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Man who welcomed Obama to TN with picture of gun now accused of hitting wife

8:38 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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A one-time Congressional candidate who welcomed President Obama to Tennessee with a picture of a gun is now accused of attacking his wife.

Nashville police arrested Brad Staats over the weekend. He's accused of hitting his wife, and investigators say the woman had a red mark to prove it.

Staats made headlines back in October after he posted a photo of a handgun and the words "Welcome to Tennessee, Mr. Obama" on Facebook. He said it wasn't a threat, but support of the Second Amendment.

Staats lost the election to an incumbent Democratic U.S. Representative out of Nashville.

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