FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2013
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700
The following statement is in response to multiple inquiries regarding Sheriff John Lovick's statement on proposed changes to federal gun laws:
As Sheriff elected twice by the citizens of Snohomish County, I swore to support, defend and obey the Constitution AND laws of the United States of America. At this time, there have been no changes to federal or state gun laws. As a law enforcement agency, it is not our role to comment on or criticize policy recommendations – it is our job to uphold and defend the laws of our county, state and country. If new federal or state gun laws are passed, I will discuss the best way to follow the spirit of those laws with Snohomish county leadership, Washington state legislators, and my colleagues at other law enforcement agencies.
-Sheriff John Lovick, Snohomish County, Washington
Additional comments or questions may be submitted online.