Texas sheriff: Not all gun control violates rights

By: NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press
By: NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A suburban Dallas county sheriff says he doesn't consider all gun control unconstitutional after posting a statement saying he wouldn't enforce any laws that violate Second Amendment rights.

Collin County Sheriff Terry Box posted on his Facebook page over the weekend that neither he nor his deputies "will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious Constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."

But in an interview Wednesday, Box said he didn't think the now-expired assault weapons ban passed under former President Bill Clinton was unconstitutional. He says President Obama's 23 executive actions don't violate constitutional rights, either.

Box's statement blamed "misguided politicians" for seeking to pass misguided laws in the wake of the elementary school massacre in Connecticut and other shootings.

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