Nye County, Nevada Sheriff Sharon Wehrly doesn't believe that the state can ban the sale of firearms between residents. In recent days, she announced she will not enforce Nevada's new "universal background check" law, which really means a ban on the selling of guns between citizens.
That, of course, has sent Nevada's Democrats into a bottom-lip quivering, foot-stamping, pearl-clutching conniption fit.
Sheriff Wehrly told Gov. Steve Sisolak that, "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." CBS Las Vegas/Las Vegas Now has this story.
The controversy continues weeks after Governor Steve Sisolak, D-Nev. signed a bill requiring background checks on most private party gun sales. However, Nye County's sheriff said Thursday that she will not enforce the Senate Bill 143 when it takes effect in about 10 years.
Actually, it doesn't take effect until January 2020, about ten months from now.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly sent a letter to Governor Sisolak saying in part:
"As sheriff of Nye County, I agree with Sheriff Watts: I will not participate in the enforcement of this new law…"
Here's her letter:
The reaction from the anti-gun left? Prety much what you'd expect.
"I think that's hilarious, and they're going to enforce it eventually. We'll take it to the courts, that's fine, but at the end of the day, it's going to get enforced, whether they like it or not."
Given how a county sheriff stands as the highest law enforcement officer in any given county in the state, one might refer to Ms. Magnus as "all hat and no cattle."
KSNV, another local media outlet, described Sheriff Wehrly's announcement this way:
The gun background check bill signed into law by Governor Sisolak last month has been a hot topic in Nevada, and now one sheriff says she won't participate in enforcing it.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly announced on Thursday that she considers the new law, which seeks to prevent gun buyers from avoiding background checks by obtaining weapons through unlicensed sellers, violates the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
So selling a gun to a buddy has suddenly become "avoiding background checks by obtaining weapons through unlicensed sellers?" Wow.
It surely bedevils gun control advocates when counties refuse to enforce or prosecute unconstitutional gun control laws against law-abiding Americans, while at the same time, their fellow leftists offer sanctuary to illegal aliens who committing immigration fraud, tax fraud, identify fraud, employment fraud and ignore deportation orders.