Local Chapter Reacts to Gun Control

By: Bethany Anderson Email
By: Bethany Anderson Email

 Guardian Group of Alabama Chapter CEO, Stephen Barefield says any gun can be deadly when placed in the wrong hands, not just assault rifles.

(Dothan, AL)—On Wednesday President Barack Obama made his recommendations about the future of gun control laws. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was his 4th visit to a city in mourning during his presidency.

While many people agree with the president’s stance on the need for change, others like the Guardian Group of Alabama Chapter CEO, Stephen Barefield, has his concerns.

“Are gun laws actually going to stop guns from getting into the wrong hands? No,” Barefield said. “But out of the millions of Americans, we only hear about that “one person” doing something horrific and just like the Connecticut Shooting, those weren’t his guns,” he said.

Barefield also believes it’s these tragedies that should prompt people to learn how to defend themselves.

“According to the federal government, it is not a police officer’s job to be your first responder, you have to protect yourself,” Barefield said.

For other gun owners, Barefield says it’s their responsibility to keep their guns locked in a safe or kept out of reach.

As for the crackdown on assault rifles, Barefield says any gun can be deadly when placed in the wrong hands.

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