We’ve made a few post concerning gun control and red flag laws. And, we have shown support for law enforcement. Because of this we always get some NPC pounding out, “wHo dO yOu tHiNk iS gOiNg tO tAke yOuR gUnS!” into the comments.
Well, Like we have been trying to show you, not all police are going to enforce unconstitutional laws not all military members are going to obey an unlawful order and kick in your doors. Yes, an order that goes against the constitution is unlawful it goes against the oath the every service member will support and defend the constitution.
Washington state sheriffs in a dozen counties refuse to enforce sweeping new gun laws approved by voters https://t.co/3B15bCVmil
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 11, 2019
According to FoxNews Some sheriffs in several conservative Washington counties have refused to enforce the state’s sweeping restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.
The November measure raised the minimum age for buying semi-automatic from 18 to 21, requires buyers to first pass a safety course and added expanded background checks and gun storage requirements. The National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing the measure is unconstitutional.
Sheriffs in twelve, mostly rural, counties have decided not to enforce the law until the courts decide on the challenge, including Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Cowlitz, Douglas, Benton, Pacific, Stevens, Yakima, Wahkiakum, Mason and Klickitat. The police chief of Republic followed the sheriffs’ route.
“I swore an oath to defend our citizens and their constitutionally protected rights,” Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones told the Associated Press. “I do not believe the popular vote overrules that.”
Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers said 75 percent of voters in his county voted against the bill and called the new rules unenforceable.
Washington’s initiative passed nine months after a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school, killing 17 people. Supports of the measure said they were disappointed with their sheriffs’ comments but noted that they don’t have to enforce the law until July 1, when the rules go into effect.
“The political grandstanding is disheartening,” Renee Hopkins, the chief executive of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, told the Associated Press. “If they do not [run the background checks], we will have a huge problem.”
Hopkins, whose group pushed for the initiative, added that only a small number of Washington’s top law enforcement officials spoke against the measure.
King and Clark County sheriffs have said they will enforce the measure while it was being challenged in court.
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As always it is extremely important that you as responsible gun owners take action against these constant attacks on the second amendment. Sharing a post on social media is not enough. Its time to be active contacting your legislatures and representatives. Go vote! Make sure these idiots aren’t afforded the chance to infringe on your rights. The other side is doing it make sure you are too!