The recent Las Vegas shooting, which claimed the lives of 58 people, has reignited conversations about gun control in the United States.
While Republicans and Democrats often find themselves on opposing ends of the topic, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd thinks it's time to set those differences aside.
Sheriff Judd says he's talked to "several staunch gun right advocates and gun dealers in [his] community" and believes "now is the time and Congress is the place where a simple single-topic-only law must be immediately created."
He wants Congress to "outlaw devices designed and manufactured, imported, or possessed for making any firearm simulate, or function as or in the manner of, an automatic firearm."
Sheriff Judd has always been a vocal supporter of gun owners rights. Just this past June, the Sheriff urged citizens to not be "sitting like a duck". Stating, "You have to fight and you have to be armed and you have to be prepared," in response to mass attacks happening around the world.
This is the first time Sheriff Judd has publicly voiced his opinion on automatic weaponry, saying to Congressional members that the legislation must not be weighed down by "any other political agenda items." Sheriff Judd is calling for "members in Congress on both sides of the aisles [to] demonstrate bi-partisan leadership now."