"Are we going to make it every semi-automatic weapon," asked Sheriff Steve Cox of Livingston County. "Where does it start and where does it end?"
It is a stance the Livingston County Sheriff has made clear in a letter to President Obama.
One line of the letter states: "I personally and professionally believe there are many other useful ways to better help in educating and protecting our population then by dismantling the Constitution."
Cox believes the focus should be on the people using the guns with criminal intent.
"The core issues start in families, start in homes, start in lack of funding for mental health," said Cox. "Maybe we need to go back in schools and work on citizenship and teach kids how to be good neighbors, how to be friends, not be bullies."
Sheriff Cox is not alone.
In Mt. Vernon, Missouri another sheriff is telling the President not to take the guns in his county.
"If there were an executive order that said go door-to-door and pull everybody's guns, my deputies would not enforce that order," said Sheriff Brad DeLay with Lawrence County.
For those people gun control policies are meant to deter, Cox said they will still find a way to do harm.
"Who said they won't have an extra gun with an extra amount of ammunition or make and IED or do something else horrific," said Cox.