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Sunday, March 24, 2013

County sheriffs form line of defense against federal overreach

In the days and weeks after certain state legislatures, Congressional Democrats, and Barack Obama announced sweeping new gun control proposals, a backlash began at the grassroots level not only among citizens but among law enforcement officials who form that last line of defense against federal overreach -- the county sheriffs.

One by one the sheriffs in Oregon, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and many other states came forward to announce they would not enforce any new law that infringes on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, or any other Constitutional provision.

Not only did individual sheriffs assert their clearly-designated authority as the only law enforcement officials who are elected by the people within their jurisdictions but so did some of the major county sheriffs associations in the country. The Utah Sheriffs Association, for example, wrote a strongly worded letter to Obama declaring they would not allow any federal official to strip their constituents of their Constitutional rights...

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