Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot responds to President Biden’s gun control action

Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot responds to President Biden’s gun control action

YCSO YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot issued a statement on Friday in response to President Joe Biden’s executive actions on gun control. Sheriff Leon says he continues to support the Second Amendment which protects the right to keep and bear arms. He adds, "I will take no action to enforce or comply with any unconstitutional executive actions on gun control or any other constitutional rights guaranteed to the citizens of the United States." Sheriff Wilmot’s full statement: "I am earnestly concerned that the President’s executive actions and proposed legislation accomplish absolutely nothing to protect American citizens and instead trample on their constitutional rights afforded by the 2nd Amendment. If reducing gun violence is the goal, enforcing existing laws and holding criminals accountable is the only proven method to reduce crime. It is an irrefutable fact that those areas of this nation with the strictest gun control have the highest rates of gun violence. Where people have the ability to defend themselves, crime is lower and people are safer. These executive actions taken by the President and his proposed weapon bans serve only one purpose, and that is to further limit law abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. If the President wants to reduce gun violence, then his actions should address the root cause of gun violence and focus on the mental health crisis and the moral decay of our society. According to FBI statistics, there were 10,258 homicides committed with firearms in this country in […]

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