Monday, January 7, 2013

Sheriff gets it right

Sheriff Scott Berry
Of course, not our sheriff. You have to go all the way to Oconee County, Georgia, for this sheriff.

Sheriff Scott Berry knows the difference between an assault rifle and a semi-automatic rifle. And he put a purveyor of police equipment on notice that he won't look for bids from them for any future purchases involving taxpayer money.

Dana Safety Supply decided it would no longer sell semi-automatic rifles to civilians. So Sheriff Berry told them, "No more taxpayer dollars for you." Bravo!

Thanks to McHenry County Advocate for mentioning this. Otherwise, not being a Fox News (or any TV) watcher, I would have missed it.

Apparently, Sheriff Berry was baited on the "assault rifle" issue, but he didn't bite. Instead, according to this article on Freedom Outpost blog, this is his view. " The Sheriff described that an assault weapon was a military weapon that was designed for military purpose. “Semi-automatic rifles just aren’t assault rifles,” he said. “You can call them that, but that’s just not what they are.”

Now just what is so hard about this definition of "assault rifle"? The Brady bunch doesn't like it. Dianne Feinstein doesn't like it. So they are wrong, and they need to be told, repeatedly, that they are wrong.

Oconee County is east of Atlanta and south of Athens. I think I'll just have to go by and shake Sheriff Berry's hand.


Unknown said...

People who don't have guns or like them just shouldn't buy them; simple. You can't fix stupid but you CAN muffle the noise with Duct Tape.

Mike said...

The Sheriff inailed it!