90 Sheriffs and Two Sheriffs Associations Have Pledged to Ignore "Obama Gun Control"Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 16:21
90 Sheriffs and Two Sheriffs Associations Have Pledged to Ignore "Obama Gun Control"
Mike Riggs | Jan. 23, 2013 2:53 pm
Last week, Reason's Ed Krayewski noted that a handful of sheriffs around the country had pledged to ignore new gun regulations being pushed by President Obama. If Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack is to be believed, the number of sheriffs who are now refusing to enforce new federal gun regulations is up to 90.
"Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken," Mack wrote on the site for the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA). "I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom."
As I wrote when covering Mack's primary run against big-government Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, Mack founded the CSPOA to enlist and train sheriffs and peace officers (a term Mack prefers to "law enforcement officers") to “understand and enforce the constitutionally protected Rights of the people they serve, with an emphasis on State Sovereignty and local autonomy.”