Position on Gun Debate
The Georgia Sheriff's Association, which represents Georgia's 159 elected sheriffs in the General Assembly and hosts training events for sheriffs, voted unanimously to adopt a position on the gun debate currently underway in the country. The association released a formal statement and posted it on the home page of its website.
The statement follows:
"The sheriffs took an oath to support the Constitution and will stand by the 2nd Amendment. The sheriffs will aggressively oppose Federal or State Legislation which infringes upon law abiding citizens’ right to bear arms.
"The sheriffs further agreed to support any legislation that would effectively penalize criminals who use firearms in the commission of crimes."