Greensboro mayoral candidate releases documents tied to gun show battle amid lawsuit against mayor

Greensboro mayoral candidate releases documents tied to gun show battle amid lawsuit against mayor

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) – A contract the city of Greensboro signed in 2020 with a company that had hosted gun shows at the Greensboro Coliseum continues to be a point of contention for one of the candidates for mayor. The contract with Gun Show Inc of Stokesdale and its owner, Rodney Sorrel Sr., gave the city rights for five years to the show and its name and allowed the city to discontinue the staging of gun shows on city property. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan (WGHP STAFF PHOTO) Greensboro mayoral candidate Eric Robert (WGHP STAFF PHOTO) Greensboro business owner Eric Robert last month had sued the city because he said it was moving too slowly in responding to his request for public documents about the end of gun shows On Friday, he released documents he had received and complained that the city had taken illegal action to eliminate gun shows in violation of the Second Amendment. He called the entire plan “deceptive and fraudulent.” Robert’s suit named Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, and City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba, and, in a press release, he specified the City Council and one of its members, Justin Outling, who also is running for mayor in a four-person primary that includes Vaughan, Robert and former judge Mark Cummings. Early voting began on April 28. Vaughan at the time had confirmed to WGHP that the city had bought the gun show a couple of years earlier and had gained control over dates at the coliseum. Robert circulated […]

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