February 19, 2013
A message from Sheriff Watson
My position on concealed carry has always been in favor of the law abiding citizens. Sheriff Justus and I had some arguments over the issue in the past because he was initially opposed to concealed carry.
But over time he changed his position in favor of concealed carry. I would like to think I had a small role in changing his opinion.
When Concealed Carry was not popular, I was one who often stood alone in the law enforcement world, in full support of gun rights for law abiding citizens.
Guns are not a personal hobby of mine, and my guns are used primarily for the job. I do own a couple shotguns and target pistols, but I have not shot them in years.
With that said, I respect the men and women who enjoy the sport of hunting and target shooting, and I surely do not want to limit their legal enjoyment. I would be upset if they wanted to take away my golf clubs, sail boat or camper, the things I enjoy within the guidelines of the law.
I also believe that firearms not only have a place in sport and recreation but are a valuable tool for personal protection. I have always felt that concealed carry was a right of the lawful people and I have not changed my mind.
Limiting magazines to under 10 rounds turns asemi-automatic, into, basically a revolver. This makes no sense, and in the end, will it save lives? NO.
People kill people, Not Guns, not Magazines.
I don't own an assault weapon, but I respect the rights of those who do.
Owning a high powered weapon should be a personal choice not limited by law.
This is a free country, and I shall always support the rights of law abiding citizens, and especially I will always support the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.