Asheville Official Considers Gun Show Ban

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A member of Asheville's city council is proposing a ban on holding gun shows at publicly owned buildings.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Councilman Cecil Bothwell said Tuesday he's interested in the idea in the wake of a shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut school.

Asheville already has an ordinance prohibiting the possession of firearms on city-owned property. But gun shows have regularly been held at a city-owned agricultural center and U.S. Cellular Center downtown. One is scheduled at the agricultural center this coming weekend.

Bothwell says the law is clear and that the city should do whatever it can to stem gun violence.

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