R. Daryl Fisher, a candidate for sheriff in Buncombe County, North Carolina said,
“What about people that already had weapons? Well, I’m gonna tell you now, don’t buy into the scare tactics, don’t believe the scare tactics, because you’ve heard people say ‘You’ll have to pry my guns from my cold dead hands. OK.”
“Suggests killing people to take their guns… Daryl Fisher candidate for sheriff in Buncombe County…”
Suggests killing people to take their guns… Daryl Fisher candidate for sheriff in Buncombe County… pic.twitter.com/pKyPATLx1h
— The Red Elephants 🐘 (@RealRedElephant) March 24, 2018
Note how the audience erupts into laughter… eerie…
Fisher now says it was only a joke and I hope he’s telling the truth because violence from the left has been increasing daily since the presidential campaign in 2016.
There has even been an assassination attempt on Republicans at their softball practice that left Steve Scalise in critical condition.
This post is for all of the people who have posted false information about my position on proposing sensible gun legislation as a candidate for Buncombe County Sheriff. As a citizen, human being, and Candidate for Sheriff, I would like to recommend the following legislation:
Ban the sale of high capacity magazines;
Ban the sale of any mechanism that will allow a weapon to fire in rapid succession;
Raise the age to purchase any weapon to age 21;
And ensure proper background checks are done for purchase permits.
These are sensible measures and are a big step at protecting our communities. Stop pointing fingers and bring solid and sensible solutions instead of spreading false information and propaganda.
The crowd laughed and I made a joke. I admit the joke was a mistake and I should not have joked. But I go on to relay that the government cannot take away any guns or any items that were legally sold before any new laws take effect. To do this would be unconstitutional because that would constitute what is called an ex-post facto law.
Responsible gun owners have nothing to worry about. We have to do something different because what has been done is not working.
Buncombe County is a Democratic stronghold. Both Hillary and Obama won big here.
So, it’s quite possible that Fisher will become sheriff. Then we will find out if it was a joke or not.