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Sheriff issues opinion on new gun control

Jan 28, 2013

 

Sheriff Jered Shofner released this statement today outlining his opinion on new gun control laws:
 
"This DeWitt County Sheriff firmly supports the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms.  I strongly believe that current proposals by the state and federal government to infringe upon the constitutional rights of responsible gun owners will not reduce crime, nor will they restrict a criminals ability to perpetuate violence.
 
I also support a concealed carry law in Illinois that will allow trained and responsible citizens to protect themselves and their families.  
 
Horrific violence perpetrated by murderers should result in action. Government should direct that action toward criminals and the violently mentally ill, not millions of peaceful people." 
 
Jered Shofner 
DeWitt County Sheriff

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