Baxter Hood and James "Moe" Brotherton of Commission District VII shake hands with Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey after being sworn-in at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Blountville, TN on Sept. 1, 2010. Photo by Erica Yoon
Sullivan Co. commissioner on control debate in wake of massacre: 'Thank God for guns'
Yesterday at 1:32 PM
BLOUNTVILLE — "Thank God for guns," said Sullivan County Commissioner Baxter Hood, addressing full the commission Monday regarding the massacre of schoolchildren, teachers and administrators at a K-4 school in Connecticut three days before.
"No one was armed," Hood said of the victims. "The outcome probably would have been vastly different."
Baxter said tighter gun-contol laws are not the answer, and in fact the American public should be infuriated each time media has a story with that side of the issue presented.
"This should be infuriating," Hood said. "It is to me."