Sheriffs defy gun control laws at their own risk

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Law enforcement officers around the country who have publicly stated they will refuse to enforce any strict gun control legislation are starting to get some severe push-back from their own state legislatures. Although they claim good reason for defying such laws — unenforceability and violation of Second Amendment rights to name a few — new state legislation has been proposed that would cause such officers to lose their jobs.

The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard notes in his “Washington Secrets”:

The first effort emerged in Texas. Legislation proposed by Dallas Democratic Rep. Yvonne Davis would remove any sheriff or law enforcement officer who refuses to enforce state or federal laws.

What’s more, it would remove any elected or appointed law enforcement officer for simply stating or signing any document stating that they will not obey federal orders.
A gun lobbyist told Secrets, “Beware because once something like this is introduced in one state, it will be followed very quickly in several other states.”

Secrets has charted the growing group of sheriffs opposed to new gun control initiatives. They argue that citizens should be allowed by buy the types of weapons they want to defend themselves. They also claim that there is no way to tell the difference between old rifle and pistol magazines and new ones that President Obama wants to ban.

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