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Wed., Feb. 6, 2013, 11:10 a.m.

Sheriff’s Group Offers Gun Stand

The Idaho Sheriffs Association, which is holding its annual legislative meeting in Boise this week, has adopted an official position on gun violence, declaring that sheriffs “support the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and we oppose any intrusion upon those rights,” while also recognizing the need for improved mental health treatment, the need to ensure the “legally prohibited persons” don’t have access to firearms, and the power of the courts to interpret the scope of constitutional rights. The position statement, in large part, echoes a resolution adopted by the National Sheriffs Association/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Will the position taken by the Sheriff's Association appease those who believe the federal government is planning to take their guns away?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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