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Wicomico Sheriff Holds Town Hall Meeting on Second Amendment

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SALISBURY, Md.- Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis held a town hall meeting Monday to let people know he is also against the proposed gun control laws being supported by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Lewis said hundreds of citizens have mailed and emailed him, letting him know they feel as passionately as he does about the proposed legislation. Lewis said the laws could infringe on Second Amendment rights.

"If we in law enforcement do not uphold the U.S. Constitution and the principles of our founding fathers, then we are no different than any other country that enslaves or impoverishes its citizens for their own leaders' personal wealth and gain, and that's exactly what I see happening here and we want to steer clear," Lewis said.

John Long from Salisbury said, "I think we all want to control it, but we want to control it and keep it out of the hands of the bad guys rather than the good guys. We don't want to control the good guys having guns but the bad people with bad guns need to be stopped by good people that have guns."

Some people believe the proposed laws are a good thing.

"Everything needs to be screened and...we need to take a look back and make sure that the people who are receiving these items are good citizens who are willing to take the responsibility to know how to use them," said Lisa Phillips of Salisbury.


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