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1 posted on 01/02/2013 5:19:53 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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STICK TO YOUR GUNS
2 posted on 01/02/2013 5:22:52 AM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: RoosterRedux

Hooray for this guy.

We need a thousand like him.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 5:25:32 AM PST by Venturer
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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.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 5:47:47 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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Some sheriffs will oppose it, but others will probably help enforce it. I suspect mine will try to help enforce it, unfortunately.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 5:51:45 AM PST by MachIV
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To: RoosterRedux
I was talking to my next door neighbor and friend since high school who also happens to be a Deputy Sheriff. I jokingly asked him if he was coming to pick up my “assault weapons” when the feds ban them. He laughed and said, “Let them pass all the laws they want, I'm not registering or turning in mine, so why would I expect you to do any different?”. We talked about it a little more and he said the didn't know of one county or state law enforcement officer who would enforce such a ban for fear of the backlash. Like he pointed out, they live in the communities they serve and pissing off large numbers of otherwise law abiding citizens isn't very smart...or healthy.
7 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:04 AM PST by apillar
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To: RoosterRedux

as ya’all already know...

http://www.ex-christian.net/topic/36214-the-duly-elected-sheriff-of-a-county-is-the-highest-law-enforcement-official-within-a-county/


11 posted on 01/02/2013 6:27:11 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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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.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 6:32:46 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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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.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 6:53:54 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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Thanks to Pookie18 - Today’s Toons 1/2/2013

16 posted on 01/02/2013 7:48:19 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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