Jackson area gun owners want to keep gun rights, doubt new measures will reduce crime

She’s a 4-foot-11 grandmother with NRA training, and Sharon Honea doesn’t want the federal government to take her AK-47.

The registered nurse from Amite County probably isn’t the typical person anti-gun advocates are trying to protect others against.

But it’s her rights that would be infringed upon, she said.

“Taking (guns) away from law abiding citizens, it makes us a victim,” she said.

Foster Ellis Jr., a Clinton resident, gun owner and law enforcement officer with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, agreed.

“The more cartridges I have, the better I feel,” Ellis said.

Clarion Ledger
1/17/13