If you care about state government, today’s newspapers are for you. Most of the big ones have stories about the inauguration of Gov. Pat McCrory and an outlook of what a Republican-controlled capital means.
Interestingly, almost as often, other newspapers have stories on guns.
Asheville — The Citizen-Times examines its city’s ability to control gun shows. Short answer: Not good.
Charlotte — The Observer localizes the national reports of gun sales soaring. I’m pretty sure that if I had a child coming of age now, I’d front them the money to open a gun shop. No matter what the economy is, people keep buying guns.
Gaston — The Gazette does what I wish every newspaper would do; it examines the county’s mental health support system. Since so many people believe that guns don’t kill people, but crazy people with guns kill people then it’s time to focus on mental health.
And last, with no connection to guns or politics, we have the best story of all.
Shelby — Bears!