I agree with Cecil Bothwell's proposal to ban gun shows on city properties. I don't know why Asheville or any other place need gun shows to begin with. Our gun culture in this country need some thoughtful reflections.
The promotion of assault rifles — from toy manufacturers who make water guns and soft pellet guns as realistic assault weapons to video games that just have you killing and mowing down people with these assault rifles — don't help and needs to be changed.
The amount of actual assault weapons and multiple bullet clips available for sale to the nonmilitary public in this country without any laws to track who is buying these weapons — or the ability of law enforcement to track any mass accumulation of these weapons — is working against a civilized society.
The Wild West of yore is turning into the War Zone of today.
— Margo Klein