Sheriffs vs Police Chiefs

Posted: February 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I came across an article that discussed one reason why a higher percentage of police chiefs are in favor of “gun control” while a lower percentage of sheriffs are. I had never given it much thought until I read the article.

Click the quote below to see the whole article:

This contains some concepts that many folks haven’t considered. We are not siding with or against the police or advancing excuses for them and we hope it does not appear we are picking on them either; we aren’t.

I always thought it was just a rural vs city kind of thing but it seems like its more than that. The article explains that sheriffs are elected and more likely to defend the rights of their county’s residents, while police chiefs answer to city counsels,mayors, governors, etc. Politics play a much larger role for them.

I’m lucky enough to live in a county where my local sheriff has said they will not enforce any federal laws that violate the Second Amendment. I don’t know about the rest of VA, but around here guns are a big thing. I don’t see gun control being popular here any time soon.

Where do your police chiefs and sheriffs stand?  Let us know in the comments below.

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