Winslow told Slaughter what he wanted was that Roth and others with
similar views "not be allowed to walk around armed. To me, I'm not a
psychologist or psychiatrist, but I have been diagnosed with PTSD
(post-traumatic stress disorder) ... that's what I'm concerned with,
that he's gonna get so far into my personal space that I'm gonna react
without thinking. I'm not making threats or anything like that. I'm not
proud of that, but that's the way I am."
Winslow said he has been flooded with several hundred emails from
Americans not happy about his demand for the removal of Jones from
speaking, as he called her "disruptive."
"I don't like firearms," he said. "I have nothing against anyone who
wants to own a gun for protection, hunting, recreation, whatever,
that's their business. But you bring the two things together – the
fixed-minded people who for whatever reason are aggressive and
confrontational by nature and bring in firearms and it's a bad
combination. As far as name-calling goes, that's sophomoric. I just
Ironically, despite Winslow's self-expressed aversion to
firearms and desire to confiscate Roth's weapons, the councilman
admitted he had recently gone gun shopping for himself.
"I felt it necessary for me to go out and purchase a gun, and I
did," Winslow said. "I went out and bought a 12-gauge shotgun. I don't
like it. I don't like being in that position."
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