Cleveland Co. Sheriff Says He Won't Enforce Government Instituted Gun BanSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 18:24
Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:22PM CST Dana Hertneky, News 9
A metro sheriff says if the federal government institutes a gun ban, he will not enforce it.
Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester made the proclamation through a letter to constituents. The sheriff is one now of more than 200 sheriffs across the country who say proposed federal gun laws are unconstitutional and therefore they will not enforce them.
Lester posted the letter on the sheriff's website. In it, Lester says when he took office, he was sworn to support the Constitution and that includes the second amendment.
"I will keep that Oath." the sheriff writes. "I believe any issuance of a law or directive by the Federal Government contrary to this amendment to the U.S. constitution would be unlawful."