Petition Against Sheriff Lewis Over Gun Rights Remarks

Oct 13, 2014

Sheriff Mike Lewis in Gun Video
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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says it wants the teaching certificate of Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis to be revoked.

The group had collected over 14-hundred signatures in an on-line petition Tuesday which will be delivered to the Maryland Police Training Commission.

The objections involve comments by Lewis who has said that as long as he was sheriff he would not allow the federal government to take away the right to bear arms.

And he warned any attempt to do so would result in “an all-out civil war.”

But Lewis told the Salisbury Daily Times that the Second Amendment is not involved in the classes that he teaches about apprehending and identifying criminals.

He said that the class only involves the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution against illegal searches and seizures.