Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway posts statement encouraging law abiding citizens to acquire firearms to protect themselves.
Adding to the local and national discussion on guns, Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway has released a statement in support of citizens' right to legally use firearms. "I encourage all law abiding citizens to acquire and maintain the skills to safely carry a firearm in order to protect themselves and others," the statement reads. Conway issued the statement under the heading 'The 2nd Amendment." The U.S Constitution's Second Amendment says: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Also, it was in response to "the many emails received," the website says. The statement comes just over a month after the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook …
Former Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister sues Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and two sheriff's deputies for false arrest.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
After indicating at the time that he was keeping his options open, former Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister has decided to exercise one of those options and file suit against Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and two sheriff’s deputies. The suit, filed Monday, accuses Conway and GC sheriff’s deputies Michael “M.G.” Cummings and Vardis “Buzz” Benson of false arrest, false imprisonment and retaliatory prosecution. The lawsuit is as a result of Bannister’s arrest in 2010 for supposedly driving under the influence. Bannister was stopped after leaving a Lilburn restaurant in his county issued vehicle. A patron at the restaurant called the authorities and reported that Bannister had been drinking. Although two breath tests…