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.