127 sheriffs won’t enforce Obama gun laws; specter of ‘door to door’ gun search
Collin County Sheriff Terry Box of Texas became the latest Sheriff to publicly pledge that he would not enforce proposed federal gun bans should they become law, according to Dallas News. Sheriff Box joins a growing number — now at least 127 — of sheriffs across the nation denouncing President Obama’s proposed gun control legislation. Sheriff Box explained that recent gun deaths have prompted politicians to pass laws that would:
seriously erode the constitutional rights of innocent and law abiding citizens. Neither I, nor any of my deputies, will participate in the enforcement of laws that violate our precious constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
According to CBS News on Monday, a dozen Missouri sheriffs — including newly-elected Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon –have signed on to Sheriff’s Heiss’ letter to President Obama, stating that they refused to enforce the proposed gun laws. The names of all the Missouri sheriffs have not yet been released.
Dissension in the ranks.
One lawman — Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson — has publicly disagreed with the growing position taken by his fellow sheriffs. According to in a report filed this morning by NBC News, Sheriff Robinson questioned the other sheriffs, saying:
Public safety professionals serving in the executive branch do not have the constitutional authority, responsibility, and in most cases, the credentials to determine the constitutionality of any issue. Law enforcement officials should leave it to the courts to decide whether a law is constitutional or not.
Door-to-door gun searches; Feds, like New York, cannot enforce gun bans.
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