Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Not falling in lockstep

This, from Oregon.....

An Oregon sheriff has sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden saying his department will not enforce any new gun laws it considers unconstitutional. Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, in his letter dated Monday, said politicians are "attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims" by supporting laws that would harm law-abiding Americans. The sheriff said he took an oath to support the Constitution, and laws preventing citizens from owning certain semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines would violate their rights.

"We are Americans," Mueller wrote. "We must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals, no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact laws that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broken no laws."

I like to see this. There's been plenty of buzz down here in Texas about potential actions that could be taken in response to Unconstitutional Edicts passed down to us from those that would Rule us from Washington rather than Govern us. It's nice to see the same lines of thinking elsewhere in the Country. I also like what Sheriff Mueller had to say elsewhere in the article:

"We're restricted and prohibited from enforcing all types of federal laws, including immigration laws," he said Tuesday. "It would be unreasonable for anyone to think that I would enforce a federal firearms law."

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