“On Wednesday March 7, 2018, I was asked to address a group in West Asheville and relay information as it pertains to current gun legislation in NC.,” Buncombe County Sheriff candidate R. Daryl Fisher told visitors to his campaign Facebook page. “I took this opportunity to relay proposals on what I believe to be sensible gun legislation.

“A group”? Why not just come out and say it was Michaels Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action?

“As a candidate for Sheriff, I cannot enact legislation,” Fisher goes on to deflect. “If elected Sheriff I cannot enact legislation. But as a candidate for Sheriff, I can propose what I believe to be sensible gun legislation. It is up to our legislators to determine what becomes law.”

What he’s obscuring is that law enforcement officials can be extremely influential in persuading lawmakers to act, and as sheriff, he would enthusiastically enforce citizen disarmament edicts. That he would take an oath to the Constitution seems not to trouble Fisher, as there are evidently no citizen disarmament laws he would refuse to issue to his subordinates or to obey himself.

He would enthusiastically enforce forbidding citizens old enough to serve in the military or the “unorganized militia” of U.S. Code from purchasing guns. He would ban standard capacity magazines for everyone (except the “Only Ones”), along with any firearm that has “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia [or] is any part of the ordinary military equipment, or that its use could contribute to the common defense.”

How far would he go?

“There is one statement that many up to now have taken offense to,” Fisher notes, getting to the reason he felt compelled to post a Facebook clarification. “That statement starts out with language similar to, ‘Don’t believe the scare tactics,’ and I say that some gun enthusiast might say, ‘You will have to pry my gun from my cold dead hands.’

“This is also a movie quote. The crowd laughed and I made a joke. I admit the joke was a mistake and I should not have joked.”

He’s glossing it over. He’s taking heat because his “joke” involved killing gun owners who would not surrender their firearms. What good would the Second Amendment be if we did? See for yourself at @3:00 into the following video:

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,’” Fischer admonished.

“OK, he grinned and shrugged to delighted laughter and applause of the Bloomberg Moms.

So don’t believe your lying eyes and ears? Ther afterthought of adding “Whenever you pass away…” was just that. His audience had already registered its unqualified gleeful approval, and besides, stealing from the dead or their grieving survivors isn’t much of a mitigator.

Fisher goes on to trivialize that “joke” by saying taking guns “would be unconstitutional because that would constitute what is called an ex post facto law” and that “responsible gun owners have nothing to worry about.”

What he’s not saying is that edicts could be passed, as they have in California, requiring gun owners to register the firearms he wants to see banned, and anyone who does not comply will be “fair game” for his shrug and “OK.” He also supports other prior restraint edicts that could order guns removed from citizens who have not been convicted of any crime. And face it, any official who would willingly and forcefully violate the Second Amendment is hardly a trustworthy arbiter of what’s Constitutional.

“Being downright rude, making false statements, making half-truths or being utterly disrespectful is unacceptable,” Fisher protests, like he’s the injured party, before urging voters to “properly voice your opinion … on election day.”

They will and whomever they pick will be predictably big on “gun control. ” Fisher’s one of three Democrat candidates out of a field of seven, Buncombe County “is the only Democratic bastion in western North Carolina” and it went big for both Obama and Hillary.

They’ll be “OK” with a badged gun-grabber.