Under language proposed by the N.C. Federation of Republican Men, Buncombe County would commit to using “all legal means necessary” to protect its citizens’ access to firearms. Additionally, county officials would agree to refrain from enforcing any “acts, laws, orders, mandates, rules or regulations that infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
“True leadership is visible only when a leader faces challenges. Mr. Fisher has not only secured my vote in support of his campaign for office, his actions have inspired me to be more forward in expressing my own positions on gun control.”
“How many children and teachers have to die and how many families must endure the worst tragedy imaginable before our government will act to stop gun violence?”
State Rep. Chuck McGrady asked Asheville City Council for its cooperation in helping the region’s water and sewer systems work together. But the air was fraught with vestiges of battles between McGrady and Asheville in recent years over the issue.
A rally against gun violence at Pack Square in Asheville on Feb. 18 drew upward of 250 participants. Speakers honored the victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed, and expressed their desire for legislation to prevent more mass shootings.
“Guns shouldn’t fall on party lines, and change shouldn’t be held at ransom by powerful lobbyists and corporations.”
There's a very good reason why 10-round magazines are not sufficient for even basic self-defense [“A Medley of Responses to Mountain Xpress,” Jan. 23 Xpress and other letters]. A perfect example was posed recently by the highly publicized event of a women defending herself and her child from an intruder while her husband was on […]
In response to Thomas Kelemen-Beatty’s Jan. 23 letter to Xpress, “Evacuation Should Be a Serious Concern”: I commend his commitment to a safe plan for disaster evacuation, but I can’t help thinking that we could alleviate the issue much less circuitously by finding alternatives to nuclear energy and weaponry. I trust he's coming from a […]
I am writing in response to Ray Shamlin's Jan. 2 letter, “Is gun control the answer?”. I agree that we as a country must search for solutions in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I question, however, the idea that, in the process, we should forfeit even more of our already compromised civil […]
Driven by fears of new gun-control legislation, local firearms enthusiasts have engaged in what one gun shop employee called “panic buying” of guns, magazines and ammunition.