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From A Press Release
OSAGE COUNTY, Mo – As President Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., newly elected Sheriff Michael Dixon, R-Osage County, has announced that his office will not enforce any gun control proposals that violate the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, as many other Sheriffs in the nation have. Dixon called on President Obama, on the day the President is sworn in and takes his Oath to the Constitution, 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 said his office will not enforce any gun control proposals that Obama passes if they violate the Constitution and points to gun control efforts and crime statistics as proof gun bans do not work. “The Osage County Sheriffs 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.”
“I will work with law enforcement from across Missouri to stop these unnecessary attacks on our rights,” Dixon continued. “At the same time, I will work with defenders of our 2nd Amendment in the state legislature to pass legal protections against our overreaching federal government, like House Bill 170. Hundreds of Sheriffs across this nation, and Missouri, are taking a stand to protect our second amendment rights.”
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