Gun ban wouldn't sit well with Kern County sheriff

Gun ban wouldn't sit well with Kern County sheriff
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — You can add Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood to the list of law enforcement officials who say they will not enforce any laws that ban assault weapons.

"If the federal government banned all these weapons and then wanted us to come over with them to start seizing weapons, the answer is 'no,'" said Youngblood during an interview in his office.

No such laws have yet been approved by Congress. But, there is proposed legislation that makes more than 150 weapons illegal, including assault weapons and ammo magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

Youngblood is among a group of sheriff's that will be meeting with federal law enforcement officials in Washington D.C. to talk about pertinent issues. Youngblood said he wants to hear more about any proposed plan for gun control, as well as to let the federal government know that he is opposed to gun control.

"I think the Second Amendment gives us the right to have firearms to protect ourselves and our families," said Youngblood.