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Rasco says he will not support unconstitutional gun reforms

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DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco says he will not step on anyone's Second Amendment rights to possess and bear arms. DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco says he will not step on anyone's Second Amendment rights to possess and bear arms.
Rasco joins Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in vowing to block any part of President Obama's plan for gun control that infringes on the right to possess and bear arms. Rasco joins Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in vowing to block any part of President Obama's plan for gun control that infringes on the right to possess and bear arms.
The comments made on the DeSoto County Sheriff's Facebook page has almost 1,000 likes and more than 100 other comments. The comments made on the DeSoto County Sheriff's Facebook page has almost 1,000 likes and more than 100 other comments.
Sheriff Rasco made his points clear on the sheriff's Facebook page next to a letter from Governor Bryant. Sheriff Rasco made his points clear on the sheriff's Facebook page next to a letter from Governor Bryant.
DESOTO COUNTY, MS -

(WMC-TV) – A North Mississippi sheriff is taking to social media to let residents know he will not support any gun reform that violates second amendment rights.

DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco says he's not stepping on anyone's Second Amendment rights to possess and bear arms.

Sheriff Rasco is joining Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in vowing to block any parts of President Barack Obama's plan for gun control that infringe on the right to possess and bear arms. 

"He can come in here and tell us to enforce the laws, but we have laws in the state of Mississippi," said Rasco.

Sheriff Rasco made his points clear on the Sheriff's Facebook page next to a letter from Governor Bryant asking that legislation be immediately passed that would make any unconstitutional order by the President illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state and local law enforcement.

"As sheriff of DeSoto County, I'm not going to infringe on anybody's constitutional rights," Rasco stated.

"I know that they're starting in the wrong place.  They should start with the criminals first and get those away from them so the rest of us can rest easily," said gun owner Al Jones.

Vietnam Veteran Henry Taylor has a permit to carry a gun that he wears in a holster.

"I don't think you need those large capacity magazines.  I agree with 99 percent of what the President says," Taylor said.

President Obama's executive action includes a proposed ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines and assault weapons, like the weapon used in the Connecticut school shooting.

Shawna Rhea thinks something needs to be done about the guns.

"I really think everybody should abide by it.  I don't feel it's safe the way they have the guns going on," Rhea said.

The comments on the DeSoto County Sheriff's Facebook page are creating quite a stir.  It has almost 1,000 likes and more than 100 comments.

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