Hooray for this guy.
We need a thousand like him.
The local Sheriffs might be our last chance at legal resistance.
After what happened in congress yesterday we can no longer expect that the republicrats will do the right thing.
Some sheriffs will oppose it, but others will probably help enforce it. I suspect mine will try to help enforce it, unfortunately.
as ya’all already know...
So if your local sheriff is an elected or appointed RAT he needs to be high on the target list when the SHTF. Because he surely won’t be of any help.
The fastest way a Sheriff can prevent gun confiscation is via invoking the (state authorized) “posse comitatus”, (literally a ‘posse’, not the federal Posse Comitatus Act.) As an “able bodied adult person”, technically ‘conscripted’ by the Sheriff, they would be immune to efforts at gun confiscation, unless the feds tried to confiscate guns from all LEOs as well.
Though rarely used, the posse comitatus continues to be a modern legal institution. In June 1977, for example, the Aspen, Colorado, sheriff called out the posse comitatus ordinary citizens with their own weapons to hunt for escaped mass murderer Theodore (”Ted”) Bundy.
Many states have modern posse comitatus statutes; one typical example is the Kentucky statute enacted in 1962 that gives any sheriff the power to “command and take with him the power of the county or a part thereof, to aid him in the execution of the duties of his office”
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a list of which states have posse comitatus laws, and more importantly, which do not.
But the bottom line is that, if authorized by state law, a Sheriff could just announced ‘posse comitatus’ in his county, and about the only way the feds could do anything would be for the POTUS to order the US Army to invade that county, like Eisenhower did to Little Rock, against the Arkansas National Guard put in place by their governor.
But I truly doubt the US Army would be too keen to the idea of invading the US to confiscate the guns of its citizens.
Thanks to Pookie18 - Todays Toons 1/2/2013