Here’s what Asheville’s WLOS-TV posted on its town hall meeting on gun control. It’s unclear if there will be a panel fielding questions. I’m assuming the event is open to the public, but this announcement doesn’t make that clear. Will the event be aired live? Will it be streamed online? Will it be taped for follow-up stories later?
It’s been one month since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. The National Rifle Association says it doubts Congress will pass any new gun control measures in the wake of the massacre. That’s drawing criticism for supporters of tougher laws.
Local NRA members say additional gun controls won’t stop criminals and those with mental problems from attacking innocent people. They say the NRA advocates safety and responsible gun handling for hunters and target shooters nationwide. The group opposes efforts to ban assault weapons and magazines that can hold dozens of rounds.
Others disagree and are asking local leaders to block the sales of military-style rifles. Gun control advocates are urging registration and background checks. NRA members say registration would allow the government to seize weapons from responsible gun owners. Join News 13 for a town hall discussion on gun control. We will debate the issue Thursday, January 24th at the Ag Center at 7:30 p.m. You can also watch live on www.wlos.com.
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