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NY Sheriffs defy Cuomo: We won’t take guns from law-abiding citizens
BizPac Review ^

Posted on 09/12/2013 3:49:26 PM PDT by matt04

A law is only as good as its enforcement, and a growing number of New York sheriffs are announcing that they don’t intend to enforce the SAFE gun legislation Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in January, PoliceOne reported.

Cuomo’s rush to make New York the first state to react in knee-jerk fashion to the tragic December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., resulted in a highly-flawed, overly-broad law that restricts the rights of legal gun owners while doing little to address violence.

The legislation limits magazine capacities to seven rounds, prohibits the sale of certain types of semi-automatic rifles and gives current owners of such weapons one year to get them registered with the state, according to PoliceOne.

Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond said he doesn’t intend to enforce the law, and that his office won’t lift a finger to make law-abiding citizens turn in their firearms.

“I’m not going back on my personal conviction,” he said. Residents have told him that is what they want, he said, and “I’ve stood up for them, and I will continue to do so.”

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Cuomo said sheriffs’ job is to enforce all the laws and not cherry-pick those they want to enforce and ignore those they don’t. To do otherwise “would obviously be chaos” and “a dangerous and frightening precedent,” PoliceOne reported.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; banglist; cuomo; guncontrol; newyork; safeact; secondamendment; tonydesmond
It's frightening to Cuomo that government officials are willing to support and defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 3:49:26 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Any right thinking Sheriff knows that when the - - - - hits the fan, they can count on the law-abiding citizens to provide the additional fire power that may be needed.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 3:52:19 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: matt04
Cuomo said sheriffs’ job is to enforce all the laws and not cherry-pick those they want to enforce and ignore those they don’t. To do otherwise “would obviously be chaos” and “a dangerous and frightening precedent,”

It would be no precedent.
Can anyone say "Holder" and "Obama"?

3 posted on 09/12/2013 3:54:27 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: matt04

Hey Cuomo, get ready for some good old patriotic, prairie fire resistance all across the state. And Yo - I’m getting out the popcorn.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 4:04:34 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: matt04

Sheriffs are elected, locally.

I wonder how many of them were having their thoughts and stand against the new laws fully confirmed by the results from Tuesday...

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5 posted on 09/12/2013 4:08:52 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: matt04

A real Sheriffs job is to Protect and Defend the Constitution of The United States.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 4:11:35 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Bedford Forrest

I wonder if Cuomo is wondering what happened to that supposed 90% support of “common sense” gun control measures like they passed in NY?


7 posted on 09/12/2013 4:22:24 PM PDT by matt04
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To: grobdriver

Does this mean he also condemns state, county and local officials who have issued marriage credentials to same sex couples e.g. In PA in violation of state law?


8 posted on 09/12/2013 4:22:27 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: matt04

“I’m not going back on my personal conviction,” he said. Residents have told him that is what they want, he said, and “I’ve stood up for them, and I will continue to do so.”

This is as good a sign as there is that this nation is in fact coming apart.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 4:23:38 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: matt04
Sheriffs in Colorado are not only not enforcing the new rounds of anti-gun laws but have even sued the Governor and state of Colorado.
10 posted on 09/12/2013 4:29:48 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: TalBlack

Well, these sheriffs know “contrived crimes” when they see them. It’s a civil cold war now.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 4:45:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: TalBlack

Actually, I have to disagree with the nation coming apart idea. The idea of enforcing legal laws only, supporting the constitution, the people standing up against tyranny...That IS our job as ‘’We The People” and the ‘consent’ of the governed. We don’t consent to tyranny and illegal laws.

The real sign that the nation was coming apart occurred when illegal laws were left without challange due to an apathetic public or one which was being blindsided.

It’s really GOOD to see Free Men...stand.

That’s the kind of thing that made this nation strong, in the first place.

No, we do NOT have to obey illegal laws. Yes we CAN challange any laws that we desire to challange because that is the right and responsibility of a free people.

Government considers such a thing ‘dangerous’, and it IS. It’s dangerous to government status quo when those who voted for them demand accountability. Governments want power..not freedom for the people.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: matt04

Cuomo said sheriffs’ job is to enforce all the laws and not cherry-pick those they want to enforce and ignore those they don’t. To do otherwise “would obviously be chaos” and “a dangerous and frightening precedent,” PoliceOne reported.
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Only Governors, and Presidents are allowed to do that.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 4:52:38 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: matt04

Cuoma says, “Infringe? Infringe? I got your infringe right here!”
And the people take it.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: matt04
Cuomo said sheriffs’ job is to enforce all the laws and not cherry-pick those they want to enforce and ignore those they don’t.

Does Cuomo ever comment on this nationally? Hmmmm? About how Obama and Holder pick the laws they want to enforce and ignore the ones they don't? Hmmmm?

15 posted on 09/12/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: matt04

Little Andy has nothing to worry about.

The NY State Police have already demonstrated that they are willing, perhaps even eager, to enforce it.

The Stasi - formerly known as New York State Troopers.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: matt04
NY Sheriffs defy Cuomo: We won’t take guns from law-abiding citizens

Cuomo is a feckless horse's ass who thankfully has committed political suicide. "Son of Mario" is such a mental midget, he would be nowhere without his old man's "pull". Been riding Daddy's coattails all his life. PUTZ!!!

17 posted on 09/12/2013 5:10:48 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Nik Naym

That will take a lot of time away from doughnut and coffee breaks. Also it may help interstate travelers if they are out chasing shadows and are not out running their speed traps for out of state cars.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 5:14:48 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives when they fail blame others and do the same thing again expecting different results)
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To: PrairieLady2

YES!

A thousand times YES!


19 posted on 09/12/2013 5:56:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: Mr. Wright

> Any right thinking Sheriff knows that when the - - - - hits the fan, they can count on the law-abiding citizens to provide the additional fire power that may be needed.

And they knw we will working right alongside them as needed to protect our constitutional rights


20 posted on 09/12/2013 6:02:05 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: matt04

for ltr !!


21 posted on 09/12/2013 6:10:59 PM PDT by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: jsanders2001

A few decades ago when I got my first concealed carry permit in Alabama, the county where I got it made each holder a reserve deputy on a list when issued. Got a call one time in all those years ... a major interstate accident involving rockets headed to a military fort where tank maneuvers happened had all personnel occupied and reserves were called up to drive the streets for routine peace keeping duties. The night was uneventful, but long.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 6:11:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Oh, rest assured, they are not just looking to ensnare out of state drivers. They take everything they can get.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 6:21:20 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: matt04

I used to enjoy taking vacations in New York. That was quite a few years ago.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 6:30:35 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: jsanders2001
Any right thinking Sheriff knows that when the - - - - hits the fan, they can count on the law-abiding citizens to provide the additional fire power that may be needed. And they know we will working right alongside them as needed to protect our constitutional rights

I just sent Sheriff Desmond a letter stating just that.

25 posted on 09/12/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: jsanders2001

That is correct !!! It will come down to “good vs. evil”. US patriots know on which side we will fight.


26 posted on 09/13/2013 4:37:00 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: PrairieLady2
Once in America if a thing became law it had to be enforced. An individuals personal convictions couldn't enter into it. Now elites pick and choose what law is law and then which laws they will enforce.

Now enter these Sheriffs (with whom I agree)telling the Governor that they don't intend to enforce "the law" (a law passed, if I recall, without the REQUIRED time and discussion). When the law slips civilization slips.

27 posted on 09/14/2013 11:56:43 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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