Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Am Running Out of Constituents

Update to this post.

Down in Spartanburg, SC, the city's only Democrat on the County Council wants the County Sheriff to stop advising law-abiding citizens to acquire concealed weapons permits.

Spartanburg County Council's lone Democrat wants Sheriff Chuck Wright to stop encouraging residents to obtain concealed weapons permits. Councilman Michael Brown says his constituents believe the statements promote an environment of lawlessness in the community.

“I think it's irresponsible, irreprehensible and of course incendiary if you keep on making these types of comments,” Councilman Michael Brown said during a portion of Monday evening's council meeting devoted to honoring a local group's efforts to mentor at-risk youth.

Wright, who did not attend the council meeting, said Tuesday that he's always insisted the use of weapons should be a last resort.

Brown, [who is black - - ed.] with about three dozen young members of the group Black Boys of Distinction gathered at the front of council chambers on Monday, said community leaders should be focused on spending time with at-risk youth in the community rather than encouraging residents to obtain weapons permits.

“I would say to continue to advocate for the instrumentalities of violence is contrary to a large group of people in this community,” Brown said during Monday's meeting. “The fact that you see me standing up here, I represent that segment of this community, the community that often times you will find yourself dealing with in a negative manner.”

1 comment:

MauserMedic said...

Brown, forgetting to disengage mouth from brain, went on to say "besides, these are my constituents at risk while breaking and entering. Where's the love, yo?".

Or something along those lines.