Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt weighed in on the national gun law debate last week, as the BCSO released a statement from DeWitt Friday.
The statement came after President Obama revealed plans to tighten gun laws in the U.S.
DeWitt re-affirmed his belief in the Second Amendment.
“Quite simply, I am a firm supporter of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms),” the statement said. “In addition, I took the oath of office to support and comply with the Constitution of the United States of America of which the Second Amendment is attached.
“Hopefully, Congress will review the proposed legislation and uphold the beliefs of our founding fathers.
“I will be favorable, as I am sure most Americans would be, to enhance laws to keep guns out of the hands of criminals convicted of felonies and violent crimes as well as those determined to be mentally ill.”