Amid an emerging dispute over allowing gun shows on city property, the Asheville Tea Party will draw the winning raffle tickets for its controversial “Great Gun Giveaway” fundraiser Jan. 5 in the parking lot of the WNC Agricultural Center during the Land of Sky Gun and Knife Show.
Amid a raging national debate over gun control spurred by the recent mass shooting of children at a Connecticut elementary school, the Asheville Tea Party has organized a “Great Gun Giveaway” fundraiser.
A roundup of some of this week’s local political news: Congressional candidates get swept in to national debate over entitlements; Asheville City Council puts water system referendum on ballot; local tea party group garners national attention and more.
Several candidates for the 11th Congressional District participated in a Jan. 28 forum sponsored by the Asheville Tea Party, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Skyland Fire Department. A meet-and-greet preceded the event, starting at noon. This post features a compilation of dispatches from the gathering via Twitter.
(Photos by Bill Rhodes)