Skip to comments.Nearly 1 in 3 state sheriff groups now oppose Obama gun controls
Posted on 03/05/2013 9:47:14 AM PST by EXCH54FE
Three more state-wide sheriff associations have joined those opposed to President Obama's kitchen sink approach to gun control, raising the number to 14, or nearly one-third of the nation's statewide police organizations.
Sheriff associations in South Carolina, California and most recently Nevada joined the other states in demanding Obama to stop his gun grab and instead focus on expanding the national background check system to include far more information on the mental health status of gun buyers than it does now.
Nevada joined the growing group opposed to gun control just Monday. In their letter, provided Tuesday morning to Secrets, they also appealed to legislators to turn the focus on the mental health of those buying guns.
"We have all seen what persons who have mental illness, who are uses of illegal controlled substances, or are members of criminal gangs can do with weapons in their hands; any weapons, not just firearms. As it currently stands, many of these individuals are not entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for a whole variety of reasons. This must be addressed at the national, state and local levels," said the Nevada sheriffs.
But they also vowed to fight any effort to take guns from Nevadans. They wrote: "The sheriffs of the state of Nevada do not believe that the answer to this issue includes making criminals out of otherwise law-abiding individuals. As the old saying goes, 'As guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. The answer lies within a myriad of approaches including education, addressing violence, keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill, criminal gang members, and illegal controlled substance users, as well as prosecuting and incarcerating those who would use firearms to commit crimes."
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The cops are figuring it out now ~ Obama’s antigun legislation will pretty much use up all their resources and time tracking down lawabiding people and there’ll be nothing left to go after the criminals ~ Obama’s actual friends!
These groups also expose Dianne “9 millimeter” Feinstein as a liar, which is really not a news flash.
The mental illness check can be used to grab guns. Consider: all veterans are mentally ill, therefore, no guns for them. All it takes is a health professional to write down that a person is mentally ill, and he’s suddenly got no guns.
I’d rather rely on the black-letter law of the Constitution that some movable “consensus of consensuses”. Give me 2A any day.
Sometimes it really does take saying "Go to hell!!" over and over and over, to fight off these Zombie Overlord wannabee's.
So that means 2 out of 3 are supporting his illegal gun grab. Right?
The laws, particularly in NY and the similar states, should be amended to require that Law Enforcement and Security Guards are prohibited from owning or carrying off-duty, except on the same terms as “civilians.”
If they need a weapon in the course of their duties, they can be issued one, daily,at roll-call and return it at the end of their shift.
Lots of cities defy the Federal government by not enforcing immigration laws. They call themselves, “Sanctuary Cities.” If it’s OK to defy the Federal government there why not on gun control?