Here is the message from Douglas County Sheriff Phil D. Miller, apprearing on the Sheriff's Facebook page:
I have received questions from many of you as to my stance on gun control. I have written letters to the President, Vice-President, Congressmen, and to our state delegation. The letters voiced my disgust for the use of the events at Sandy Hook to promote gun control legislation that I believe would violate mine and your second amendment rights.
I have further talked to state legislators who authored state bills that would do the same. I am a member of the Georgia Sheriff's Association Legislative Committee and we as an association are meeting with legislators in an attempt to stop bills before they are presented which we believe are a violation of the Constitution. I will fight in every way that I know how to make sure that our rights as citizens are not violated by the Federal Government or our State Government.
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