Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno released a video message on Facebook about his duty to protect what he feels is your constitutional right to own guns.
Marceno posted a video on Tuesdayin which he talks about his support for the Second Amendment.
“Unfortunately, the tragic events in Texas and other parts of the country have unleashed renewed attempts by President Biden, sleepy Joe Biden, and his extremist followers to advance their political agenda,” Marceno says in the video.
Later in the video, he says “You have the right to bear arms, but I want people to do them. I want them to train and know how to use a weapon. I want them to safeguard those weapons, be a responsible gun owner, but it’s your constitutional right to have firearms. And I support that 100%.”
The video comes in response to the Uvalde school shooting massacre, and the arrest of a 10-year-old child in Lee County for texts sent threatening a mass shooting.
For those that don’t agree with Marceno’s message, he said, “It’s not my job to change their mind. It’s my job to protect all people. It doesn’t matter what political party you’re affiliated with. It doesn’t matter no matter what you are, no matter who you are. It’s my job to make sure they’re safe. And I’m going to absolutely do that.”
When he was asked how we can prevent gun violence without tougher gun regulations, Marceno said he was all for background checks and being a responsible gun owner.