Dem Sheriff Candidate Actually Goes There: We'll Take Your Guns From Your Cold, Dead Hands
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Dem Sheriff Candidate Actually Goes There: We’ll Take Your Guns From Your Cold, Dead Hands

In a video, R. Daryl Fisher — a candidate for sheriff in Buncombe County, North Carolina — said he was willing to pry firearms from the owners’ cold, dead hands if they chose to not hand them in.

Fisher was describing his gun safety plan to a crowd. His plan includes:

  1. Raising the age limit to buy any type of firearm to 21 years old.
  2. Ban the sale of “high-capacity” magazines.
  3. Ban any “mechanism” that will allow firing in rapid succession.
  4. Ban military-style firearms.

“You’ve heard people say, ‘You’ll have to pry my gun from my cold, dead hands,’ OK,” Fisher said. His statement was met with applause and laughter from the room.

The phrase “from my cold, dead hands” is popular among gun owners and was famously associated with former National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston.

Fisher added that, if elected, he will work to ensure the county’s schools work with law enforcement so they are better prepared for a potential shooter.

In a Facebook post, Fisher wrote that the “cold, dead hands” comment was a “joke” and admitted it was a “mistake,” noting that he “should not have joked.” Fisher also wrote that the “government cannot take away any guns or any items that were legally sold before any new laws take effect” and that attempting to do so would be “unconstitutional.”

R. Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Sheriff says he is coming for your guns

Suggests killing people to take their guns? Did I hear that right?Daryl Fisher is a candidate for Sheriff in Buncombe county

Posted by The Red Elephants on Saturday, March 24, 2018

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  1. Larry S. Buchanan Jr.

    March 27, 2018 at 1:14 am

    He said exactly what he intended to say. At least he’s honest about it, and exactly the wrong person to become a Sheriff entrusted with abiding by the Constitution.

    • Matthew V. Brown

      March 27, 2018 at 5:36 am

      You said exactly what I was thinking. This Sheriff said exactly what he intended to say, and the people who put him in that [position should be scrambling to rectify their obvious mistake.

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