The Oconee County, Ga. sheriff spoke with Melissa Francis of Fox Business on Jan. 4, 2013.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, January 8
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry Friday was interviewed on Fox Business about his decision to no longer conduct business with Dana Safety Supply in light of the company's policy change to sell selected firearms only to law enforcement and not to the general public. Host Melissa Francis questioned Berry about his opinion of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence's scorecard for the state of Georgia regarding gun regulation. In 2011, Georgia was given a score of 8 out of a possible 100 by the campaign. Berry responded by saying he "was kinda hoping we'd shoot for a lower number than that." "Georgia's a state where we truly believe the Second Amendment exists for a reason, and the Second Amendment exists for lawful citizens to be able …
Sheriff Scott Berry tells Fox 5 News he disagrees with Dana Safety Supply's recent decision to sell semi-automatic, self-loading rifles only to law enforcement and no longer to the general public.
Oconee County, Ga. Sheriff Scott Berry has been speaking out in recent weeks about the issue of gun control, and his interpretation and support of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. According to a post dated Jan. 3 on the blog Guns Save Lives, Berry sent an email to a Buford gun shop stating he no longer intends for the Oconee County Sheriff's Office to conduct business with Dana Safety Supply because the company recently revised its policy to no longer sell semi-automatic rifles to non-law enforcement individuals. The company has locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta News Thursday, Berry offered an explanation. "If they chose not to sell to civilians, law-abiding …