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Ravalli County sheriff says he'll never confiscate guns from legal citizens (Montana)
Ravalli Republic ^ | January 25, 2013 | Perry Backus

Posted on 01/25/2013 11:57:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

HAMILTON – Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman wants to be perfectly clear on the issue of gun control.

“If the federal government ordered the confiscation of certain guns, I have been asked would I participate,” Hoffman said Thursday. “The answer is unequivocally no. I would not participate in the confiscation of guns from legal citizens.”

Hoffman said he has received dozens of phone calls and emails from county residents asking that question since President Barack Obama announced his plan for executive and legislation action to address gun violence earlier this month after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

“People are demanding to know where I stand,” Hoffman said. “It’s been a question that I’ve been asked since I was elected to this job and it’s never stopped being asked.”

Hoffman said his answer has always been the same.

“I have worked to defend the Constitution my entire life,” he said.

Hoffman is frustrated that he and others in law enforcement have been put in this position of being questioned about their loyalty to the Constitution.

He puts the situation right on the president’s doorstep, saying Obama’s decision to use executive action to address gun violence and circumvent legislative and judicial branches has created a stir among many in Ravalli County and elsewhere.

The president announced recently that he will take some steps to address gun violence without congressional approval, including improving the existing system for background checks, lifting the ban on federal research on gun violence, putting more counselors and officers in schools and better access to mental health services.

His plan also called on Congress to renew a prohibition on assault weapons that expired in 2004.

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill that would ban 150 specific military-style weapons...

(Excerpt) Read more at ravallirepublic.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; montana; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/25/2013 11:58:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yay. Lotsa family there.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 12:06:43 AM PST by MarMema
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.examiner.com/article/effort-to-abolish-local-sheriffs-a-stealth-federal-power-grab

A different state...but something I tripped across. For all I know, it’s been posted here already.

This government is truly afraid of We The People...we MUST keep the pressure on!


3 posted on 01/26/2013 12:33:40 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now if I can find out about the county I live in...


4 posted on 01/26/2013 1:26:16 AM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: Duckdog

Sheriff Paul here in Pinal County, Az told Broncho Bamma to pound sand. As did Sheriff Joe in Maricopa County. And Mohave County, maybe.
Still waiting for others


5 posted on 01/26/2013 5:29:26 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 posted on 01/26/2013 7:41:25 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A number of these LEOs will form the core of any resistance if/when the Feds decide to go rogue.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 7:49:10 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Tupelo

Yavapai’s a big ole no to Barry, too.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 1:07:57 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Those guys down in that Valley are not going to listen to undocumented usurper who cannot even prove his citizenship.+
9 posted on 01/27/2013 1:20:13 AM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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