Sheriff Candidate Apologizes Over Joke About Seizing Guns
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A candidate for sheriff who supports gun restrictions has apologized after shrugging his shoulders and saying "OK" in response to gun control opponents who say their weapons would have to be taken from their "cold, dead hands."
A video of Buncombe County sheriff's candidate R. Daryl Fisher delivering the line on March 7 has been shared more than 5,000 times and seen more than 285,000 times since it was posted by a conservative site on Saturday.
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
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Fisher apologized Monday and said the one-sentence clip posted online stripped the joke's context.
Some people responded to the post saying Fisher is the reason the United States has the Second Amendment.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com
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