Sheriff Cannon: I would be violating the law if I enforced unconstitutional law

Charleston County’s Sheriff Al Cannon voiced his opposition to proposed national gun restrictions in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting.

During a press conference this morning, Cannon said people are “taking advantage of broken hearts” to push the gun agenda.

He also told reporters he would be violating the law if he enforced a law that was unconstutional. “An officer is obligated not to follow any unlawful order,” Cannon said.

During the press conference, Cannon dumped bullets out of a revolver and said: “The only way I can hurt you with this is if I hit you with it.”

Cannon also said banning assault weapons won’t guarantee the safety of students and blamed the “general erosion of morals and ethics in society” as the contributing factor to gun violence.

“Criminals don’t obey laws. They’re not going to turn in their 30-round magazines,” Cannon said.