Canyon County, Idaho Sheriff Kieran Donahue first in the state to step up.Submitted by fishyculture on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 17:22
He got sworn in on Monday. Not a moment too soon.
“Each and every day, law enforcement officers in our communities put their lives on the line to prevent gun violence and uphold the Constitution. Those men and women don’t have time for hollow political posturing,” Donahue wrote. “When the White House is ready for meaningful dialogue, perhaps we can then talk about the real issues: for example, a culture of violence and disrespect of law enforcement, mental health issues, and the flow of illegal drugs into our country.”
Donahue said that gun ownership should not be a political issue and that the massacre in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 students and six educators dead “isn’t a political issue, it’s a tragedy.” “People who confuse these principles have no business telling me how to do my job,” Donahue wrote."