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    Lowcountry sheriffs’ stance against gun control stifles debate, critics [unnamed] say

    "Cannon, who has a law degree, said that his reading of history texts during the past two years has strengthened his position. On his desk he keeps a copy of the Federalist Papers, letters written by forefathers expressing how best to protect rights and liberties.

    The sheriff likens his refusal to enforce new gun-control laws to an Army soldier disobeying a commander. He said he would expect the same from one of his own deputies.

    “He has an obligation to analyze and disobey an unlawful order,” Cannon said. “Included in my oath is an obligation to uphold the Constitution and, to some extent, evaluate whether laws break it.”

    http://www.postandcourier.com/articl...te-critics-say

    S.C. sheriffs on gun control

    According to the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, 10 of South Carolina’s 46 sheriffs have professed to uphold the Constitution’s Second Amendment instead of any new federal gun control measures enacted in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

    •Abbeville, Ronnie Ashley (as interim sheriff)

    •Berkeley, Wayne DeWitt

    •Charleston, Al Cannon

    •Cherokee, Steve Mueller

    •Dorchester, L.C. Knight

    •Edgefield, Adell Dobey

    •Kershaw, Jim Matthews

    •Lexington, James Metts

    •Pickens, Rick Clark

    •Spartanburg, Chuck Wright

    •York, Bruce Bryant
    "Nationwide, the total is 474 sheriffs. Also, 18 state sheriffs association, including South Carolina’s, have issued such statements."
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    Such constituional (elected) officers should have considerable positive influence on their respective legislatures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Such constituional (elected) officers should have considerable positive influence on their respective legislatures
    By "considerable" you mean NONE? haha ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Such constituional (elected) officers should have considerable positive influence on their respective legislatures
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    By "considerable" you mean NONE? haha ...
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