Missouri sheriff says he won’t enforce Pres. Obama’s gun control laws

Missouri sheriff says he won’t enforce Pres. Obama’s gun control laws

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US President Barack Obama signs executive actions to curb gun violence as invited guests look on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama Wednesday signed 23 executive actions to curb gun violence and demand Congress pass an assault weapons ban and other sweeping measures in response to the Newtown massacre. A senior official also said Obama would call on Congress to pass deeper measures, including bans on high-capacity magazine clips of more than 10 rounds and to prohibit armor-piercing bullets. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Updated Monday, May 27 at 12:12 PM

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – As President Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., newly elected Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon announced that his office will not enforce any gun control proposals that violate the 2nd Amendment.

According to a press release, Dixon called on President Obama to stop his attempts to block the purchase, possession and use of firearms for law abiding Americans. Dixon also announced his support of House Bill 170, a bill protecting gun rights and making it illegal to enforce gun control laws on gun owners and manufacturers in Missouri.

“On the same day the President is taking his oath to uphold the Constitution, he continues to attack our 2nd Amendment rights,” Dixon said.  “As Osage County Sheriff, I also took an Oath to the Constitution; but unlike Obama, I intend to uphold mine.  President Obama should quit his attempts to take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens and instead focus on stopping the criminals that will get them no matter what. It is imperative we strengthen the penalty for criminals who use weapons in the commission of a crime or to cause bodily harm.”

Dixon has been adamant about the gun issue and points to gun control efforts and crime statistics as proof gun bans do not work.

“The Osage County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce any of Obama’s proposals that violate our constitutional right to own firearms,” said Dixon.  “The President comes from Chicago, the city with the strictest gun laws and worst gun violence in the country.  It has been proven time and time again that taking guns from law abiding citizens only emboldens thugs, thieves, and rapists, not stop them from committing crimes.”

Dixon said he plans to work with law enforcement across Missouri to stop unnecessary attacks on the rights of Missourians.

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