A North Indiana sheriff pledged that he would never enforce any executive actions signed by President Barack Obama restricting Second Amendment rights.
Elkhart County Sheriff Bradley D. Rogers made his pledge on “Politically Speaking” Sunday, when he participated in a panel discussion on gun control on local TV station, WNIT.
“If President Obama today said, ‘I’m creating an executive order that all sheriffs and police chiefs around this nation need to start registering firearms,’ I will disregard it,” he said.
Rogers’ sentiments are shared by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke,
Rogers told “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, Friday, that he was concerned about the rhetoric that came from the White House following the recent Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon.
When Kilmeade asked how a law enforcement officer could justify not following the law, Rogers replied that there was a higher authority he had to answer to — the U.S. Constitution.
“Law enforcement officers take an oath of office,” he said. “It says I will uphold the Constitution, I will defend the Constitution to the best of my ability so help me God. And when there’s laws or orders that violate that Constitution, I don’t have to obey them.”
Rather than further restrict gun ownership, Rogers said we should abolish gun-free zones.
Watch the clip, via Fox News:
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