Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 6:25 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 6:25 PM EDT
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff says if his county's commissioners pass a law ordering him to ignore a federal assault weapons ban, he might just ignore them instead.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox tells The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/XApxC9 ) he doesn't work for the commissioners because he's elected by voters.
Johnson County commissioners this week approved a measure ordering Cox to ignore and block any "federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms" including restrictions on guns, ammunition and a ban on assault weapons. The commissioners must endorse the ordinance a second time before it becomes law.
Commissioners in southeastern Indiana's Franklin County signed into law last month an ordinance exempting the county from federal gun control laws.
President Barack Obama has proposed an assault weapons ban and other restrictions.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com