Sheriffs in rural America refusing to enforce federal gun laws

Mar 2012
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There is a growing list of sheriffs in the US that are refusing to enforce any federal gun laws. Some have even gone as far as joining radical groups such as the "Oathkeepers" while on the force.


Sheriff Mike Lewis considers himself the last man standing for the people of Wicomico County, Maryland.

“State police and highway patrol get their orders from the governor,” the sheriff said. “I get my orders from the citizens in this county.”

"Lewis and other like-minded sheriffs have been joined by groups like Oath Keepers and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, both of which encourage law enforcement officers to take a stand against gun control laws."

"In New York, the state sheriff’s association has publicly decried portions of the SAFE Act, state legislation that broadened the definition of a banned assault weapon, outlawed magazines holding more than 10 rounds and created harsher punishments for anyone who kills a first-responder in the line of duty. A handful of the state’s 62 sheriffs have vowed not to enforce the high-capacity magazine and assault-weapon bans."



'No' Sheriff in Town: Some Lawmen Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws - NBC News
 
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They should all be arrested for dereliction of duty and conspiracy. This is a democracy and we do not resolve our differences by ignoring the law.
 
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They should all be arrested for dereliction of duty and conspiracy. This is a democracy and we do not resolve our differences by ignoring the law.
I also found it interesting that many are joining groups such as the Oathkeepers who were very visible at the Bundy ranch. It makes me wonder if that isn't the reason there wasn't violence out there? Federal agents not wanting to take the chance at arresting sheriffs and local police. Also, from the article it seems the people want these types to be their sheriff as they are elected. Very interesting and fascinating topic.
 

lka

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The sheriff is the people's police, most would protect us from the federal government, they follow the Constitution,, their good people,, 99.9% anyways.
 
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Rorschach

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GOOD FOR THEM.

Nice to know that some still work for the people not the Aristocracy.......
 
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Yeah, because Some hobunk sheriff really is a constitutional scholar. his opinion of what is constitutional or not means nothing

Guess he's unaware of the judicial branch in the constitution which determines constitutionality of laws
 
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Rorschach

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Yeah, because Some hobunk sheriff really is a constitutional scholar. his opinion of what is constitutional or not means nothing

Guess he's unaware of the judicial branch in the constitution which determines constitutionality of laws
Yes!

Only the ELITES who reside in Washington, or, who make laws for everyone else, can "understand the Constitution."

Besides, it wasn't written for the Little People. It was written for those in power........
 
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Yeah, because Some hobunk sheriff really is a constitutional scholar. his opinion of what is constitutional or not means nothing

Guess he's unaware of the judicial branch in the constitution which determines constitutionality of laws
Whats interesting is how sheriffs can go pretty much unchecked. No state, local or even federal cop will usually challenge them. There have been some but very few. Oathkeepers is currently quite the growing organization.