Skip to comments.Cerabino: Florida sheriffs edge closer to law interpreting than law enforcing
Posted on 02/05/2013 2:04:59 PM PST by marktwain
I know its illegal to impersonate a law-enforcement officer.
But what happens when a law-enforcement officer impersonates a judge?
Im talking about the recent proclamation from the Florida Sheriffs Association announcing that its members will not not assist, support, or condone any unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendments right to bear arms.
The timing of the proclamation coincided with efforts by President Barack Obama and some members of Congress to advocate for gun regulations that ban the sale of military-style assault weapons, limit rounds of ammunition in clips, and eliminate loopholes in background checks for gun sales.
If those measures, yet to be enacted, turn out to be unconstitutional, that will be the work of judges to decide. If county sheriffs get to pick and choose which law they believe is valid, they would not be called law-enforcement officers, theyd be called law-interpreting officers.
And theyd go to work in black robes instead of green uniforms.
So the Florida Sheriffs Association is doing little more than impersonating a judge. And on impeachable grounds.
After all, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution supplies them with some pretty good guidance when it comes to interpreting gun laws in the state.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law, the Florida Constitution says.
In other words, citizens have a right to own weapons, but that ownership can be legally regulated.
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Howabout when a law-enforcement officer impersonates an American citizen? Howabout when a law-enforcement officer is an American citizen who can read and needs no one in a black robe to "interpret" "shall not be infringed"?
I caught this dog trying to drag one of my guns off of the property.
I can only assume that it was working udercover for 0bama.
BTW, I'm fixing stir fry tonight if anyone wants to come by.
The Founders knew enough to put the reins on out-of-control judicial and legislative branches, and vice-versa.
Or perhaps Mr. Cerabino would prefer that ALL laws currently on the books be strictly enforced. I'm sure that would make him happy. /sarcasm off/
I’m right there with you Joe.
Just wondering exactly where in the chain of command a president lies, with regard to a sheriff’s deputy.
I mean hey, Obama started us down this path to anarchy by picking and choosing which laws he would enforce or ignore. He can't have it both ways!
As in local sheriffs can not enforce federal immigration laws.
-Obama Justice Dept.
Except for orders to execute warrants, all police choose as to what they will enforce or not. And BTW, many lawyers have been incorrect. The laws of our earlier, greater USA were not based on the Roman Empire. They were based on the morality of early American Protestants (Puritans, Huguenots, early Presbyterians, all), who came mainly to leave Rome back in Europe.
Frank Cerabino is a 30 IQ commie ape throwing out gorilla dust.
Actually, it's quite the opposite.