Coming from a mind that counts a world-honored Christian evangelist foolish and religion injurious to society, Cecil Bothwell's proposed gun-show ban is the closest thing to a solution we can expect. No inanimate object kills of its on volition. Hopefully there are some people who still understand that evil, murderous, drunk, drugged and often psychotic persons use guns as an efficient means to accomplish their intent.
When these are not available they use knives, lawn mower blades, sling blades, mattocks, axes, chainsaws, hands, feet, sharp pencils, baseball bats and chunks of concrete. Should we then consider banning kitchen equipment, clothing, farm and garden, office and school, construction and sporting goods from city property as well?
As abuse of drugs and alcohol kills more people than all gun use, including suicide, Cecil and his minions should no doubt also oppose sale of these dangerous substances on city property, its public consumption on city streets during festivals, and government inducement for the establishment of additional bars, pubs, distillers and breweries.
Don't hold your breath, unless of course your attending a rock concert at the U.S. Cellular Center, where it could prevent a contact high.
Maybe we could take a look at why so many psychotic, dangerous and evil persons are attracted to Asheville. Maybe they are attracted by the environment established through the "wisdom" of its city leaders.
I don't necessarily oppose banning gun shows, as they do not appear necessary to citizens obtaining guns for self protection and for promotion of a "well-regulated militia.” I do oppose vulture opportunists who offer intellectually dishonest arguments as proffered solutions while gaining political sustenance through feasting on the emotions created by such unfathomable tragedy.
— Bob Jones