TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)–President Obama now receiving more heat after releasing his detailed plan to curb gun violence.
Opposition coming not only from gun right advocates…but from sheriff’s across the country.
Linn county, Oregon sheriff, Tim Mueller says he won’t enforce any gun law that he deems unconstitutional.
here at home, Leon county Sheriff Larry Campbell says he agrees.
While Campbell was unavailable to talk with us on camera, he did speak Wednesday with 100.7 WFLA’s Preston Scott.
Preston Scott: “So the federal government says, you know sheriff, sheriff of America, you’ve got to confiscate these weapons?”
Sheriff Larry Campbell: “No.”
Preston Scott: ” So it’s that simple?
Sheriff Larry Campbell: “The law is very explicit. The second amendment says we will not infringe on the people right to bare arms, I go by the constitution.”
President Obama is pushing congress to pass a plan that includes
-mandatory background checks for all gun purchases,
-reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons, a ban on high capacity magazines, and cracking down on illicit weapon trafficking
But gun owners like former military policeman, who didn’t want his face shown on camera or name revealed–is on board with the sheriffs.
Its un-constiutional to disarm law abiding citizens I will not comply,” said the man.
He says its not going to stop the crazy people from killing people but keep guns out of the hands of people who are responsible gun owners.
“The single thing we can do to lesson the violence in america today, is to take the violence out of our education system out of our television programs out our video games.”