Skip to comments.Ravalli County sheriff says he'll never confiscate guns from legal citizens (Montana)
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. Its been a question that Ive been asked since I was elected to this job and its 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 presidents doorstep, saying Obamas 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...
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Yay. Lotsa family there.
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!
Now if I can find out about the county I live in...
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
A number of these LEOs will form the core of any resistance if/when the Feds decide to go rogue.
Yavapai’s a big ole no to Barry, too.
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