lawmen not enforcing Obama gun control
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#1 Jan 19, 2013
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith of Colorado has joined a growing number of law enforcement officials across the nation in refusing to enforce President Obama's gun control laws if the Sheriff considers them unconstitutional, according local television station KWGN yesterday.
Focusing on proposed universal background checks -- which the Sheriff said would "fall into the category of unconstitutional" -- the television station quoted the Sheriff's indictment of President Obama's gun control proposals:
“Anyone who fails to go through with such registration will be defined as a criminal by our federal government. That same government which all too often has failed to enforce the current laws against criminal predators, will then start to discriminately target and prosecute law-abiding Americans who are simply exercising their Constitutionally recognized Right to keep and bear arms.
KWGN further quoted the Sheriff as calling potential requirements for universal background checks a "shell game":
“I encourage thinking citizens of all political affiliations, or no political affiliation, to carefully and logically follow the shell game that is occurring before their very eyes. The only possible way to achieve ‘universal background checks’ for private transactions of lawfully-owned firearms is to register every single firearm in existence in our nation. Otherwise, the federal government could never prove the transaction of a firearm.
In an interview with local newspaper Coloradan on Thursday, the Sheriff said he would mount a court challenge "to any law that he considers an infringement on [Colorado] citizens’ constitutional rights."
Sheriff Smith joins lawmakers in New Mexico , Mississippi, Tennessee, Wyoming , Alaska and Utah who are seeking to make President Obama's gun control proposals unenforceable, as well as fellow Sheriffs in Oregon, Kentucky, Minnesota, Alabama, Florida, and Texas who have promised their respective constituents that they would resist federal gun control action.
#2 Jan 19, 2013
That's like quoting the National Enquirer as a source!
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