Gun ownership rights fuel heated debate at MLK panel discussion

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM.

"When (the Founding Fathers) wrote the Second Amendment, they only had muskets," Whitely said.

Williams agreed with banning assault weapons, but said Americans should be able to defend themselves.

"I believe every household should have a gun," Williams said.

Harris weighed in on the impact of additional gun laws.

"There are over 25,000 gun laws in this country; one more won't make a difference," he said.

Instead, the country should focus on improving mental health treatment, he said, adding that God should be brought back to public schools, a statement that drew applause.

Among other topics discussed involved Crestview's economic infrastructure and political differences within the parties.

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