We're now hearing from Jacksonville's Sheriff about the Florida Sheriff's Association pledge not to uphold any unconstitutional legislation that restricts the Second Amendment.
"You cannot legislate your way out of this problem," said John Rutherford.
He sent out his own statement saying that he supported the proclamation, and says people need to realize it's not the trigger that's the problem, but the triggerman.
"We've got to start having these discussions about this culture of death that we have created."
Sheriff Rutherford says he would like to see the discussion had about mental health issues and thinks more programs for youth at risk could help stop some violent crime at the source. He says between 1994 and 2004 assault weapons were banned but studies actually showed crime increased.
Here's Sheriff Beseler's full statement.
"I do not support more federal laws restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens which, at the same time, will be ignored by criminals and the mentally ill. I do support better enforcement by the federal government of the more than two-thousand existing laws already addressing the criminal use of firearms in America. We should focus on restricting gun use by criminals and by the mentally ill through proper enforcement of these existing laws that carry swift justice with severe penalties. Government should not infringe on the rights of honest citizens to own and possess firearms of their choice. Bungled federal investigations like "Operation Fast and Furious," that actually involved the federal government putting the very "assault weapons" they now seek to prevent citizens from owning into the hands of criminals, don't inspire confidence from county sheriffs like me that the federal government can be trusted to do the right thing when it comes to gun laws. We have enough laws already. We don't need further gun control, but instead, need to focus on the people who use them illegally."