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Thinking of passing more gun control laws?

An increasing number of sheriffs in America are saying, “Nope.  Not gonna do it” when it comes to enforcing them.

Several state Sheriffs’ Associations as well as hundreds of individual sheriffs have publicly stated their opposition to enforcing gun control laws on law-abiding folks.

Of course, some leftists are crying foul about this, while at the same time are remaining strangely silent on unenforced immigration laws and legal prohibitions against gay marriage.

We at GunsSaveLife had no official position on illegal immigration or gay marriage, and are merely pointing out the hypocrisy in some circles in America today.

We’re strongly opposed to treating the rule of law as a cafeteria plan, but if some folks want to conduct business that way, then it stands to reason that gun laws should be on – or off – the menu depending on the mood of the locals.


Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

GREELEY, Colo. (New York Times) — When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines. One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, he “maybe” obtained afterward.

He shuffles the magazines, which look identical, and then challenges the audience to tell the difference.

“How is a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is which?” he asks.

Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., has been hailed as a victory by advocates of gun control. But if Sheriff Cooke and a majority of the other county sheriffs in Colorado offer any indication, the new laws — which mandate background checks for private gun transfers and outlaw magazines over 15 rounds — may prove nearly irrelevant across much of the state’s rural regions.

Some sheriffs, like Sheriff Cooke, are refusing to enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be “a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it. All but seven of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.


The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association has published a list of the good guys.


Among them, from Illinois:

IL    Champaign     Dan Walsh
IL    Clark     Jerry Parsley
IL    Clinton     Mike Kreke
IL    Crawford     Todd W. Liston
IL    DuPage     John Zaruba
IL    Edgar     Edward Motley
IL    Ford     Mark R. Doran
IL    Iroquois     Derek Hagen
IL    Knox     David Clague
IL    Madison     Robert J Hertz
IL    McLean     Mike Emery
IL    St. Clair     Richard Watson

And, of course, not surprisingly, my buddy from Boone County, IN:
IN    Boone     Ken Campbell


Kudos to these courageous men.

3 thoughts on “Growing number of Sheriffs say “no” to gun control enforcement”
  1. If you don’t see your Sheriff’s name on the list above or the goodguys page call and ask them why.

  2. but for every one who claims this how many will happily comply and how many of the ‘good guys’ will hold firm once pressure is applied

  3. Yet, in the meantime, Tom Dart of Cook County (where else?) calls the new concealed carry law a “monstrosity” and the approval process “absurd” because he doesn’t have the power to deny licenses. Second City Cop reports that Dart has not ruled out filing an injunction to block implementation of the law next month. Sounds like another stall tactic by Cook County and Chicago. At this rate, we’ll be lucky to see licenses by June (unless you have the right political connections, of course).

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