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Posted on 01/17/2013 7:30:06 AM PST by thirst4truthEdited on 01/17/2013 7:40:50 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — More Oregon sheriffs are joining the chorus saying they would refuse to enforce any new federal gun law they believe are unconstitutional.
Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley said Tuesday he sent the same letter to Vice President Joe Biden that was sent Monday by Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller.
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Enough is enough.
Oregon may be coming around a little.
The new gun laws will stand. We’ll find new sheriffs that will enforce.
Weve got to have a civilian national security force thats just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. - Barack Obama
Thugs to use it...
Don’t you know this is pissin’ ‘em off in Portland... :-)
I just read yesterday how the Police Chiefs in the big cities such as San Diego have attached their lips to Obama’s rear end and praised this Executive decision.
Obama’s constituents in revolt?
Must be Eastern Oregon. The West has already fallen to Leftist anarchy.
Excellent job! Hopefully he can influence the sheriffs in surrounding counties and keep the snowball rolling down hill...
Is it just me, or has anyone else thought that there was nowhere near the “push-back” we’re seeing today back in 1994, when the first AWB was passed?
I guess it helps knowing that a) the original AWB did nothing to control crime, and b) the Obama Regime really wants to disarm the American public, at least the law abiding citizens.
In the liberal bastion of Oregon, no less. Perhaps there is hope!
Is Oregon controlled politically by Portland? I visited there last year and in the Bend area it was pretty conservative. How does it go so blue every election?
Heard an interview with our Sheriff Joe yesterday. He pretty much said that he was not planning to comply with un-constinutional gun grabbing laws either
Yes. Portland controls the statewide elections due to population density. I live in Southern Oregon and this county is as conservative as it gets. I’m disappointed to see our county sheriff not on this list. But, to be fair, I think he was just sworn in a week or so ago.
Was just sworn in a week ago and he forgot what he said in the oath. Yesterday I asked a deputy about what our sheriff is going to do. I was told I would hear crickets.
The Portland area is hopping mad right now, as is the governor and both houses, all D's.
Oregon is a funny state. Portland rules the state politically by population, but the Portland liberal fruitcakes have a very big libertarian streak. Other than Portland and a couple other liberal counties, Oregon is 2/3 rabidly libertarian leaning conservative geographically.
The shooting culture in Oregon is well established and encompasses all types. I shot matches with poneytailed birkenstock wearing smelly hippies (one kicked my butt everytime), liberal retired college engineering professors, and a former NASA engineer’s homeschooled sons (who were being recruited by every military service shooting team). The shooting culture here defies stereotypes.
It helps that the hunting in Oregon is fantastic.
Nothing in violation of State Law or the 2nd Amendment will be enforced.
We need a mayor to come out and declare his city a ‘sanctuary city’ - one where these gun laws will not be honored/enforced/etc.
“The Portland area is hopping mad right now, as is the governor and both houses, all D’s.”
Hopping mad, as in hopping mad about -what-?
What do you think the Oregon governor could do in response?
“There are a total of 6 sheriffs now that have signed on.”
Great news. Do you have a list of those 6? I’ve only seen three so far. I’m most interested in Deschutes County.
Thanks for that feedback. Over the past few years, I had decided that OR was hard blue. But, recent news has chipped away at that notion, to my pleasant surprise. Yes, it seems that the big population centers are the ones that fark things up for the rest. But, it really does make sense as they usually are the sources of the takers.
Jackson Cty. Sheriff Mike Winters states he will follow the constitution, NOT Obama’s orders. Also, Josephine Cty, and Klamath Cty Sheriffs are on the people’s side. Over the border, Sheriff John Loppy of SIskiyou cty. is with us.
I wonder when Sheriff Joe of Maricopa Conty, Az is going to tell Obama to fly off.
EUGENE More sheriffs in Oregon say they oppose potential federal laws that could affect law-abiding gun owners.
The Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/UwWmun ) reports that sheriffs from Douglas, Grant and Crook counties have followed Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller's lead in telling Vice President Joe Biden in a letter that they wouldn't work with federal officials to enforce potential gun laws they consider unconstitutional.
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says he expects more of the 36 Oregon sheriffs to respond. Sheriffs such as Craig Zanni in Coos County and Mike Winters in Jackson County have made public statements backing Second Amendment rights but not written to Biden.
This is the pro 2nd Amendment rally at the state capitol today.
“Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett says he won’t enforce federal law ‘that will infringe’ on Second Amendment rights”
This is the same as the “sanctuary cities” where they refuse to enforce immigration laws.
Linn county is in Western Oregon, in the I5 corridor and just south of Marion county (where Salem is). I might just retire there.