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Georgia Sheriff Talks About Gun Control

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 31, 2013

Sheriff SillsSheriff Howard Sills of Putnam County, Georgia has been in law enforcement for 40 years.  He, like other Sheriffs throughout United States, has expressed serious concerns about the Left’s use of the Connecticut school shooting tragedy to pursue their political agenda of gun control.  Sheriff Sills shared his concerns with US Senator Saxby Chambliss, link provided below.

Most Americans that become violent crimes victims cannot be protected by law enforcement officers.  Most crime victims and their families become involved with the police only after they have become victims.  Then the law enforcement officers’ prime function is not to protect, but to find and help prosecute criminals.  That offers little consolation to those victimized by criminals.  That is the main point of Sheriff Sills’ letter.

hadiya-pendletonThe concern for victims expressed by Sheriff Sills plays out in America’s cities every day.  Such was the case in Chicago with this week’s senseless murder of a 15-year-old honor student.  Just a week earlier Hadiya Pendleton performed at President Obama’s inauguration.  While walking home with a friend on Tuesday she was sprayed with bullets by a gunman she did not even know.  This tragedy that occurred within a mile of Obama’s Chicago home was called by the White House a “terrible tragedy” with Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, calling the perpetrator a “gangbanger”.

The White House’s and Chicago Mayor’s words did not protect Ms. Pendleton from becoming a victim normally protect future victims.  They do nothing for the 11 homicides victims in the past five days or the 500 murdered during 2012 in Chicago.  Just as significantly, the lion share of these murders had had no relationship with the so-called “assault rifles” being attacked so aggressively by President Obama and his Progressive allies in Washington.



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