Gun ownership rights fuel heated debate at MLK panel discussion

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

Organizers allowed questions from the audience, one of which pertained to whether Crestview traffic can be alleviated on State Road 85.

The county lacks the funds to add or improve roadways, Harris said, adding that neither he nor the other commissioners have a say on S.R. 85.

 "Highway 85 is a state road; we can't touch it," he said.

The Rev. Jerry Jones, associate pastor at Mercy Seat Ministries in Fort Walton Beach, was the discussion’s facilitator.

"Things got a little heated at the end, but that’s the thing about living in this country where there are different points of view," he said.

The Rev. Sanford Hayes was pleased with the event.

"It was a good turnout," he said. "The (panel members) answered the questions in an intelligent manner."

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