NC sheriff hopeful apologizes for joke about taking guns away from people’s ‘cold, bare hands’

A Democratic candidate intended for sheriff in North Carolina apologized Weekend for a joke about taking weapons away from people’ s “ cool, bare hands. ”

R. Daryl Fisher, who is seeking the Democratic Party’ s nomination in the forthcoming primary election for Buncombe Region sheriff, has come under criticism subsequent his remarks at a monthly Mothers Demand Action meeting for weapon control earlier this month.

During their short speech, where he expressed assistance for banning high-capacity magazines plus “ any weapon that’ h designed for use by the military, ” he joked about taking away weapons once people are dead.

“ Don’ big t believe the scare tactics, since you’ ve heard people state, ‘ You’ll have to pry my weapon from my cold, bare fingers, ’ ” Fisher is noticed saying in a video posted simply by his campaign at the 3: ’04 minute mark. “ OK … Whenever you pass away, we’ll come have it, ” he quipped.

The remark prompted laughter plus applause from the audience, but he or she added that he was “ fooling just a little bit there. ”

The sheriff hopeful told North Carolina’ s  The News & Observer   on Mon that “ a one-sentence cut from that meeting has been removed from context and circulated on social networking with a false interpretation of the things i actually said. ”

Fisher still released an apology about the joke, stating it was a “ mistake” this individual should not have made and affirmed their support for the Second Amendment, even though he favors some gun-control actions.

“ There is one statement that many so far have taken offense to … We admit the joke was a error and I should not have joked, ” Fisher wrote on  his Facebook page , noting that the government “ are not able to take away any guns or any items which were legally sold before any kind of new laws take effect. ”

“ Responsible gun owners have absolutely nothing to worry about. We have to do something different mainly because what has been done is not operating, ” he added.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews. com. Follow him on Twitter  @LukasMikelionis .