I live in Buncombe County, and a serious matter regarding a local threat of domestic terrorism has come to my attention.
The mayor of the city of Asheville, Esther Manheimer, along with the entire City Council, have unanimously voted to tell North Carolina state as well as federal officials to “ban ‘assault’ weapons.” Manheimer admitted her agenda is to go further, to ban all semiautomatic firearms [avl.mx/4ss].
Resulting from political deceit, it is somewhat difficult to understand the meaning of “assault weapon,” because both the mainstream media and politicians such as these often erroneously refer to semiautomatic firearms as “assault weapons” in attempts to control the narrative and scare an uninformed public. In this case, it has been admitted by Manheimer that her agenda is to prohibit all semiautomatic firearms, which is nearly every single firearm in existence, including revolvers.
Such declarations made by these pubic officials constitute a violation of their sworn oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution from all foreign and domestic threats. In doing so, they have exemplified incompetence to hold office, not only for violating their oath of office, but also for treason against the American people for conveying threats of domestic terrorism.
As a very concerned citizen of Buncombe County, I have made these actions known to the office of the North Carolina governor. Every Asheville City Council member has violated their oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution by calling for the North Carolina state legislature to ban semiautomatic firearms, and should be removed from office immediately and also be charged for treason for communicating threats, which would directly violate the individual and unalienable natural right to self-defense, which the U.S. Constitution is designed to legally protect.
— Bernard Baruch Carman
Editor’s note: Xpress contacted the mayor and City Council for their responses but did not receive any replies.