From the NYTimes.com:
GREELEY, Colo. — When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines. One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, he “maybe” obtained afterward.
He shuffles the magazines, which look identical, and then challenges the audience to tell the difference.
“How is a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is which?” he asks.
Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., has been hailed as a victory by advocates of gun control. But if Sheriff Cooke and a majority of the other county sheriffs in Colorado offer any indication, the new laws — which mandate background checks for private gun transfers and outlaw magazines over 15 rounds — may prove nearly irrelevant across much of the state’s rural regions.
Some sheriffs, like Sheriff Cooke, are refusing to enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be “a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it. All but seven of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.
Another reason, ladies and gentlemen, that I work for a department where my head officer is elected and not appointed. Where there are politics, of course, but more independence than with a police department answerable more directly to a political mayor or a city manager.
Further, from CSPOA:
The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures. We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.
479 Sheriffs in all. See the list.
I am an Oath Keeper.
Sheriffs and not Chiefs of Police are more answerable to the people they serve.
Pushback? Let it commence.
The question for you up front: how many times does Mr Obama say that he can and will take steps against firearms that do not require any Congressional action — just action by Executive Fiat? Count them, please:
That’s right, he doesn’t just hint, he says it overtly three times. Minimum.
Why have a Congress? Obama is all you need.
Ladies and gentlemen, that is called a clue.
Prompting the illustrious Diane Feinstein to gleep this load of verbal poop directly following:
“This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons — including a military-style assault rifle — and kill many people in a short amount of time. When will enough be enough?” asked Feinstein. “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.”
Except: there was NO “assault rifle” used by the shooter, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, a black civilian private I.T. contractor who was honorably discharged from the US Navy, at the Washington Navy Yard.
Repeat: NO “assault rifle” was utilized by the shooter. Instead, it was a shotgun and two handguns.
The heinous AR-15 was demagogued once again. The AMM (American Media Maggots) fixated on the so-called “assault rifle.” This is nothing more than what I would term “Outcome Based Journalism,” or OBJ.
Piers Morgan blames all on the AR-15 or “assault rifle.”
Despite that, it was Open Season again on firearms and assault rifles in particular. Fornicalia is reacting with nothing but restrictions, to include the definition of an “assault rifle” being any long gun with a detachable magazine.
One of the most restrictive states is soon to become infinitely more restrictive. I’m lucky because I’m a cop. But those who may actually wish to protect themselves via a firearm in Fornicalia? Good damned luck.
But the DC mayor weighing in on the real reason for the yard shooting? Leftists opine on their purple skies, because they are blithering idiots:
It’s the Republicans’ fault because of the sequester. Despite the fact that Alexis was a liberal and voted for Obama and that his job status had changed. Middle class families today make less than middle class families in 1989. In adjusted dollars, families make less. Thank you kindly, Mr Barack Hussein Obama, the Solver of All, the Stagnator of All, the Racist of All. For blacks, their earnings have decreased by 18%. Under Obama.
Let’s step back for a moment, shall we, and attempt to insert some logic here — logic that Leftists simply don’t want to address or face. What or who was Aaron Alexis?
Because this event could be placed into the category of “mass killing.”
Even USA Today thinks mass killings are overblown.
In the past 30 years, there have been roughly 500+ persons attributed to so-called “mass killings,” defined as events resulting in a minimum of four persons killed.
In that same amount of time, 30 years, there have been roughly 590,000 persons murdered in the United States of America.
And but upon that fact the current administration would wish to strike out the entire Second Amendment, via a statistic that is miniscule upon miniscule.
That’s like having a $590,000 budget, but predicating all of your decisions based upon a $500 variable.
The issue at hand, truly, is the mental state of Aaron Alexis.
People have indicated that Alexis exhibited mental issues since the age of 20.
As a distraction, Obama is proffering “squirrel.”
In the meantime, this is the issue:
Distraction upon distraction upon distraction.
This was a black shooter. Did anyone consider the application of a so-called “hate crime” to this person?
Right. Didn’t think so.