Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis of Maryland didn’t mince words when describing his support of the Second Amendment and what gun rights mean to him.
Here are some of the sheriff’s comments,
“I made a vow and a commitment,” Lewis said. “As long as I am sheriff of this county, I will not allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of the right to bear arms.”
“[W]e do not need to strip law abiding citizens of their Second Amendment right to bear arms. That I get upset over. I really do.”
“As sheriff, I WILL NOT allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of the right to bear arms.”
“I can tell you this,” Lewis said, “if they attempt to do that, it will be an all-out civil war. No question about it.”
Well, I think Sheriff Lewis’ stance is pretty clear on the issue.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of elected sheriffs across the country have come out in support of private gun rights over the last 2 years. Elected sheriffs seem to be much more amiable to gun rights than appointed police chiefs.