Conway posts a statement in response to 'many' emails. Share your thoughts.
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 December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy …
Suwanee businessman Mason denies Bannister's allegations.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Updated 9:28 a.m., May 5 The recent lawsuit by former Gwinnett BOC Chairman Charles Bannister against the Gwinnett sheriff also includes allegations again a prominent Suwanee businessman and developer. Bannister claims that Wayne Mason, owner of a Suwanee package store, received a county contract as a result of influence with Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway and his wife, State Court Judge Carla Brown, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Also, Bannister's federal lawsuit says that Mason approached Bannister shortly after Bannister took office in 2005. The lawsuit says that Mason “made it clear, explicitly, that if Bannister would use his position as commission chairman to Mason’s advantage, Bannister would be made wealthy.” Mason …