Sheriff Adkinson has been questioned by many citizens on his stance on the Second Amendment. Below is his answer, given on 1/24/2013.
Statement from Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr.
As Sheriff of Walton County, I am charged to act as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county. The authority of this office is not subject to the submission of any other state or federal law enforcement agencies. I as Sheriff of Walton County will support, protect, and defend the liberties and rights of the people of Walton County. In regard specifically to the second amendment, neither I nor my deputies will support any attempt to circumvent the constitution of the United States by executive order or unlawful legislation.