Barrow County Sheriff Supports Residents' Right to Bear Arms

Sheriff Jud Smith weighs in on the topic of gun control.

Gun control has been a much discussed topic in the media lately, with Gwinnett County's sheriff going as far as saying he encourages law-abiding citizens to acquire firearms. 

Barrow Patch asked Sheriff Jud Smith what his stance is on gun control. 

"As the Sheriff of Barrow County I will fully exercise my power to protect and defend the Constitutional rights of the citizens of Barrow County," Smith wrote in an e-mail. "I will not stand by and allow laws to be passed that will infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens ... and [their] 2nd Amendment rights." 

The U.S Constitution's Second Amendment says, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Do you agree with Sheriff Smith? Tell us what you think in the comments section below. 

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Cindy Gallamore January 29, 2013 at 06:39 PM
THANK YOU SHERIFF JUDD SMITH!! One of the many reasons you get my vote.
Johnny Morgan January 29, 2013 at 07:06 PM
God Bless Sheriff Judd Smith, who will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that he will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
tim smith January 30, 2013 at 01:45 AM
You just got my vote. Thank god for people with common sense. A gun is a tool. To be used by someone who is not mentally ill. Lets treat the problem here. When they take our guns, whats next our freedom?
Dan Nelson January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Good man!
Rafael Mancia April 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Thank you . Good job


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