Published: Jan 29, 2013 6:32 PM EST
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 6:52 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott has joined an expanding list of sheriffs across the country opposed to proposed federal gun control.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association has started a petition from sheriffs across the country who oppose the President's proposed restrictions.

As of Tuesday night, 226 sheriff's nationwide have joined the efforts (up from 90 on Monday night).

"There will never be a time or circumstances I can fathom I would use our precious and limited resources to target otherwise law abiding citizens... We don't have the resources we need to enforce the laws that are on the books right now," said Scott.

Lee county is 1 of 6 Florida counties involved in the petition which includes Martin, Bay, Polk, Clay & Walton counties.