Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap is one of several area sheriffs to speak out against a number of gun control measures proposed earlier this month by President Barack Obama.
Some of the president’s proposals include a limit on the number of bullets in an ammo clip and a renewed ban on assault rifles.
Here's what Millsap said in a statement to Cartersville Patch:
I am a supporter and firm believer in the Constitution of the United States especially the 2nd amendment. I will do everything in my power to see that NO ONE messes with our right to bear arms. I do not work for the federal government, I work for the citizens of Bartow County.
In adjacent Cherokee County, Sheriff Roger Garrison said in a letter he and his deputies would not enforce "any laws or regulations that negate the constitutional rights of the citizens of Cherokee County," nor will allow the enforcement of "Any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers" within his county’s borders.
"In the aftermath of the recent criminal events, the president, vice-president and many members of Congress are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by attempting to enact laws, restrictions; and, even through use of executive orders, prevent law-abiding American citizens from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines," Garrison wrote in an opinion published on Woodstock Patch.
"It is my firm commitment to immediately challenge and seek injunctive relief from any statute or executive action which violates the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the citizens of Cobb County," Warren wrote.
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