Second Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Gun Confiscation

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There are some good ones among them:

Linn County Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller has become the second prominent law enforcement official to put the Obama administration on notice that he will not enforce unconstitutional gun confiscation programs.

In a letter addressed to Vice President Joe Biden, Mueller wrote, “Any federal regulation enacted by Congress or by executive order of the president offending the constitutional rights of my citizens shall not be enforced by me or by my deputies,” adding, “Nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Linn County, OR.”

The letter was prompted by Linn County residents asking the Sheriff’s office what their response would be if the Obama administration passed a ban on semi-assault rifles.

Mueller has received widespread acclaim for his stance, with the letter going viral on Facebook and Americans from across the country calling the Linn County Sheriff’s office to express their support.

“You cannot allow the actions of a very few….to dictate regulations and law that could potentially offend the constitutional rights of honest Americans, that’s not what we’re about,” Mueller told Portland, Ore. affiliate KOIN-TV.

The Sheriff finishes his letter by asserting he will, “refuse to participate, or stand idly by, while my citizens are turned into criminals due to the unconstitutional actions of misguided politicians.”

In a separate interview, Mueller slammed Biden for failing to consult law enforcement enough while overseeing his “task force” on gun control.

With President Obama set to unveil draconian gun control measures he plans to pass via executive order while standing in front of a group of children, Mueller accused politicians of attempting to, “exploit the deaths of innocent victims by advocating for laws that would prevent honest, law-abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines.”

Mueller echoed the sentiments of Sheriff Denny Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky, who earlier this week also assured residents that he would not allow guns to be seized under his jurisdiction.

“They asked ‘how are you going to pull these guns?’, and I said ‘you are never going to pull a gun from Jackson County,” said Peyman, adding, “I am responsible for the people inside this county… I couldn’t justify, if Obama passes this, it doesn’t matter what he passes, the sheriff has more power than the federal people.”

 

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  3 comments for “Second Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Gun Confiscation

  1. Ferret
    January 17, 2013 at 12:36 am

    We need more sheriffs like these to tell the federal goons to go fornicate themselves. That is, of course, provided they do actually stand up and defend their constituents the way they say they will. In the areas that find themselves wanting for a sheriff with a spine, will we see examples of jury nullification for people accused of a crime that was perfectly legal before “dear leader” declared it to be a crime?

    I understand that there is a representative in the house who is already talking about impeachment, should Obama try to institute some sort of gun control via executive order. That most likely won’t fly. What may fly is a bill to eliminate the privilege of executive order from the office of the President, since it’s been abused more and more heavily by each successive administration. Take the executive orders that congress has the proper chance to discuss and vote on and keep those. Dump the rest.

    It’s been said that the people who see this country’s citizens disarmed and brought to heel like most of the rest of the world are starting to panic and accelerate their plans. I don’t think that’s entirely accurate, since the committed sociopathic megalomaniac is not generally given to fits of panic.

    They are getting impatient.

    • January 17, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Dear Ferret,

      I looked up his office online and sent him an email expressing approval and support.

      Let’s hope this is a real trend.

  2. January 21, 2013 at 2:13 am

    http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2013/01/put-not-your-trust-in-federalized.html

    …Larry Smith is among dozens of sheriffs who have gone on record in opposition to the Obama administration’s impending firearms restrictions. All of them have promised to intervene to protect their counties from federal tyranny. And all of them are active collaborators in the same….more…

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