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Sheriffs under fire over gun control

Some critics say that stance against issue by some sheriffs is stifling debate over what violates, doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

By Andrew Knapp
The Post & Courier

CHARLESTON, S.C. — When Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon talks about the right to bear firearms, he doesn t just talk about citizens defending themselves against home invaders, carjackers, robbers and murderers.

He talks about the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War. He talks about Americans need to oppose tyranny and about Nathan Hale, a colonial spy who died for such a cause when British soldiers hanged him in 1776.

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