Commissioners, sheriff affirm 2nd Amendment

Commissioners, sheriff affirm 2nd Amendment

The crowd listens to public comments supporting the 2nd Amendment during the Lycoming County Comissioners meeting on Tuesday. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette “You won’t find this sheriff enforce anything that the federal administration tries to shove down our throats, because we have the right to bear arms,” Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk stated before a group of community members as the county commissioners considered a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. “We hear the stories of how we need to have gun restrictions, gun restrictions, gun restrictions. It doesn’t change anything,” Lusk said. “Gun restriction changes nothing in the way of violence.” “That’s not what fixes the problem. What fixes the problem is having laws that we enforce and that we follow through on, and that there’s crime and there’s punishment,” he said. Lusk noted that the people in law enforcement and the military do not support gun restrictions. “We’re the thin blue line…we go on gun incidents every single day and handle gun incidents and get involved in shootings,” he said. “We don’t support it because it doesn’t make sense, and it doesn’t keep us safe.” Lusk then went on record in support of the commissioners’ resolution. Matthew McDermott, director of administration and chief clerk then read the resolution before the crowd, who was eager for its passage. The resolution stated that the commissioners “wish to express their intent to stand for Second Amendment rights and oppose any effort to unconstitutionally restrict such rights of citizens to keep and […]

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