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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
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