Greene County Sheriff Calls Two Proposed Missouri Bills Misguided, Says They Could “Hamstring” Law Enforcement

Greene County Sheriff Calls Two Proposed Missouri Bills Misguided, Says They Could “Hamstring” Law Enforcement

The Greene County Sheriff is calling two recently proposed Missouri Bills misguided and says they will hamstring officers. Sheriff Arnott says Senate Bill 39 and House bill 85 currently call for any officer who shares firearm-related information with Federal agencies to be fired. The Sheriff says this would effectively hamper the ability of his office to work with federal agencies investigating local crimes. He says he appreciates a defense of the 2 nd Amendment but does not support the language in the bills. Sheriff Brad Cole shared a similar concern. You can read Sheriff Arnott’s full statement below: “As your Sheriff I took an oath to uphold the Constitutions [sic] of the United States and the State of Missouri. It is not only my duty, but my privilege to serve and protect the citizens of Greene County from criminal activity. Just as important however, it is my duty to stand between government overreach and you, specifically in regard to the 2nd Amendment. I am a member of the NRA and will never take part in the infringement of your constitutional right to legally purchase, posses, own, transfer or carry a firearm. Each citizen of our great country is ultimately responsible for their own safety and I will never take part in removing your ability and freedom to do so in any way. That is my personal and professional belief and it is the culture at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Currently there is a Senate Bill (SB39) and a […]

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