Backlash: Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon rebukes proposed gun restrictions

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Charleston Country Sheriff Al Cannon stated that he will not enforce laws he finds to be 'unconstitutional.' 

In his January 25 appearance on CNN Newsroom opposite Carol Costello, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon continued to make national headlines with his response to Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) recently proposed bill that would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of over 100 different kinds of firearms. 

Cannon, now serving his seventh term as Sheriff of Charleston County, referred to the legislation, entitled "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," as, "Scary. Very Scary."

You can see Cannon's whole CNN interview up top or on here.

Cannon's initial dissent came at a January 17 press conference, during which he compared guns being pro-death to forks as pro-obesity. In response to recently proposed gun restrictions, he stated,

"I would be violating the law if I enforced unconstituational law"

His statements quickly gave way to civilian action, as Charlestonian Brady Quirk-Garvan enacted, an online petition meant to discontinue Cannon's law enforcement career. 

Quirk-Garvan made a CNN Newsroom appearance of his own on January 28, saying that he started the petition to strip Al Cannon of his law enforcement position until he was willing to uphold "federal, state and local laws."

For more on this story, click over to this article from ABC News 4.

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