Sheriff Returns From National Conference

Quincy, Fla. 2-4-13

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young met with fellow sheriffs at a national conference in Washington D.C.

The National Sheriffs' Association held its annual conference in the nation's capital. One of the big topics for discussion was assault weapons in America. For Young, assault weapons are too prevalent in society.

"They're like sports car," said Young. "They're really not needed in a sense. You don't need an assault weapon to protect yourself."

Young brought up the issue of having gun locks for all weapons. They could be the difference in saving people's lives.

"If you're gonna own these guns make sure that you can keep them out of the hands of criminals and children."

Although Sheriff Young learned a lot at the conference, he says the highlight for him was actually getting to meet and sit down with both Senators from Florida: Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

"Had a sit down talk with [Sen. Marco Rubio] and some issues concerning Gadsden County. We're a real physically constrained county and you know we need support from our lawmakers."

Young says the entire conference emphasized keeping residents in every county safe. He plans to continue to do it in his third term.

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