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Sheriff Adell Dobey: "I will be the first to go to jail" if Gun Confiscation becomes Law

web posted January 24, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey said Wednesday, without having to be asked, that if President Obama or Congress tried to confiscate firearms from citizens, "I would be the first to go to jail for refusing to enforce an unconstitutional order," Sheriff Dobey said. "You can tell everyone that is a direct quote from me." Flanked by two of the three top brass of his Office, they too stated they would surrender their badges before they would enforce such a mandate.

Sheriff Dobey stopped short of saying that he would arrest Federal Officers if they tried to seize weapons from private citizens in Edgefield County. In South Carolina, a Sheriff is the highest ranking Constitutional law enforcement officer in the county.

Gun confiscation or bans of guns will not become a reality and much of the panic to purchase so-called "assault rifles", clips and ammo are doing nothing but creating a shortage of ammo and clips, driving prices to falsely created highs.

High capacity clips for .223 and 7.62x39 rifles have gone from around $10 to up to $70 each during the panic buying spree. Because of civilian AR-15 rifles having conversion kits to use .22 caliber long rifle ammo, the cheap price has left shelves being stripped of those rounds as well.

Pistol ammo is no different. Ammo for 9 mm, .380, .40, and .45 caliber pistols are also sold out with a backlog of orders as well as 15 round clips for the ever popular Glock handguns.

People need to relax and take a deep breath. No such action can be taken at the Federal level without the US House passing the legislation. It's just not going to happen.

Ammo shortages are now creating a problem for local law enforcement agencies, especially those in small and rural counties like Edgefield County and small towns like Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton. The Sheriff's Training Officer, Lt. Mark Howard, said that firearms shooting training has been suspended due to a yearly ammo order being on backorder due to the shortage.

The largest contributor to the ammo availability is none other than the Obama Administration, which has been ordering millions of hollow point rounds over the last two years for various departments such as Homeland Security and the IRS, not target rounds.

Meanwhile the civilian population is snapping up the remaining hollow point rounds and target rounds when premium ammo is not available.

To use a saying from my youth, everybody needs to just "chill". There are no weapons bans that are going to be passed or restrictions of ammo or clips.

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