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Sheriffs refusing to enforce gun control laws


BreitbartRural Washington state appears to have had enough of it. The Guardian reports that numerous sheriffs are refusing to enforce the controls contained in I-1639. After all, the initiative was rejected by 27 of the state’s 32 counties. It passed because of the financial backing and the massive populations of the cities compared to the populations of rural areas.

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer is one of those allegedly refusing to enforce the controls. He said the controls are “unconstitutional on several grounds. I’ve taken the position that as an elected official, I am not going to enforce that law.”

LidBlogMaryland’s HB 786 is a “suicide mission” for law enforcement, according to Sheriffs from three Maryland counties. Blue Lives Matter reported that they told the Maryland assembly that taking guns away from citizens would cause citizens to shoot at officers, and the laws were unconstitutional so they will not comply.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis testified “The way the bill is written, it is impossible to comply, I can’t send (my deputies) on a suicide mission.”

It's good to see sheriffs stepping up to make that sort of point, but where were they before it was passed?

UPDATE: New Mexico too: 30 of 33 sheriffs signed a pledge not to enforce.

This entry was published Sun Mar 10 07:47:20 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-03-11 00:23:06.0. [Tweet]

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