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Taking the news media to task

February 2, 2013

To the editor: I think that it is disingenuous for the news media to chide Sheriff Mike Scott and other sheriffs for their position regarding the new proposed laws governing firearms....

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Feb-03-13 9:02 AM

Mike Scott has overstepped his position too many times to claim any integrity. Outside of the election component for his position he should not be politically active on other issues when acting in his official capacity as Sheriff. He has stopped representing all people in Lee County.

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Feb-04-13 10:03 AM

If the News-Press took what they stated he said shame on them.

But if the News-Press got what he said correctly, about not enforcing Federal Law, shame on him.

The are did this big time in the 60's and for more than 2 decades paid for the stupidity.

Federal law is federal law and law enforcement is charged to enforce it. That is why we pay for this law enforcement authority. "To Enforce The Laws, local, state and FEDERAL.

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Feb-05-13 3:19 AM

Joseph, you and the other conservatives whine that the government is going to confiscate firearms. Strangely, only conservatives - including the many sheriffs - are speaking of confiscation. You cannot draw a parallel between gun control and immigration, no matter how many different crayons you use.

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