Are you feeling perturbed about the “gun ban” Roanoke’s city council enacted March 15? Relax. The fears raised by opponents are largely hokum. No, the law’s not a first step in the gutting of the Second Amendment. Roanoke Police aren’t going door-to-door seizing firearms. Nor will they begin July 1, when the so-called “ban” takes effect. Yes, open carry is still permitted in most places around the city — the same goes for concealed carry by permit-holders. And yes, Roanokers are still allowed to own so-called “assault rifles,” and high-capacity magazines, and other gun-related paraphernalia. Shooting ranges in Roanoke remain open for business. Same with gun stores. Law-abiding adults can buy as many handguns, shotguns and AR-15s as they can afford. Instead, the ordinance prohibits people from bringing guns into city-owned buildings — such as city hall, the Berglund Center, libraries, rec centers — and city-owned property or parks, or at city-permitted events such as parades. (The law allows for certain exceptions.) The ordinance also likely spells the end of gun shows at the Berglund Center, which have been semi-annual events for as long as I can remember. Big whoop. There will be gun shows in Salem.