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Several W.Va. sherrifs say they wouldn't enforce assault weapons ban

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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wvgazette.com...


CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several West Virginia county sheriffs said they would defy any federal assault weapons ban proposed by President Obama.



If that ban were to become federal law, at least five West Virginia sheriffs said they wouldn't enforce it and vowed to protect people's right to bear arms under their interpretation of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


Plus the W. Va. attorney general says he will fight against a federal AWB.

washingtonexaminer.com...


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that he will fight a federal ban on assault weapons like the one being pushed by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.


The sheriffs and Attorney General come out and say this on the same day of the Senate hearing on gun control. More and more states and sheriffs seem to be standing up to any new federal gun ban legislation. Ive lost track of how many sheriffs and states are doing this now.

In my opinion, it seems the chances of a federal AWB passing have been falling day by day, and now it seems that there's virtually no chance of an AWB passing. I was watching some of the coverage of the hearing earlier today, and I kept hearing an AWB will no longer have a chance of passing, plus a high cap magazines ban has pretty much no chance either anymore. The only stuff I hear that may have a very slim chance of passing now, is universal background checks and maybe some more laws in gun trafficking.

The pro-gun voice seems to have been heard pretty loud and clear in DC.




posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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Good for them and add them to the list of HUNDREDS of other sheriffs that refuse to involve themselves in treason. They swore an oath to the Constitution of the United States of America. They did not swear an oath to "common sense gun legislation" manufactured by the executive branch.

An oath is an oath. Some people actually mean it when they swear to it and very obviously, some people dont.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:54 PM
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So the crooked cops now that allow drugs to enter their cities, they're heroes of freedom too?

Cops shouldn't be so lenient with laws THEY don't like.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Errr... Not everyone at ATS has hated cops all along and as a whole. Not even CLOSE. It's just been a VERY VERY loud % who hate absolutely anything wearing a badge.

I think most people around here have had the discretion to know there are good cops and bad cops like you find the good and bad in any group of people. A fair number of members here actually ARE cops. Not working against ATS..but members. Just like everyone else..enjoying the threads and not advertising what they do for a living very often.

Of course, with cops, the bad ones tend to be REAL BAD and REAL high profile about it. If only the decent guys working that career to support a family would drop the 'thin blue line' B.S. to burn their own when they go bad, they'd get a whole lot more public respect, IMO. That's another thread though.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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The topic is assualt rifles and if the law is unconstitutional,then it is not a law that should be enforced.What their saying is..............






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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
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The topic is assualt rifles and if the law is unconstitutional,then it is not a law that should be enforced.What their saying is..............





...Man...
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And drugs being illegal is constitutional how?

Those officers should just turn their badges in now.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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You are off topic and watching to much Justified.

Try moonshiners.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:35 AM
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Many of us who hate cops as a whole ....at least have the decency to judge everyone individually as a human being also. But did you ever stop to think that many cops will actually be smart enough to get on the side of the very people they know are the majority. Some of these cops are smart enough to know that 1st of all...the law will eventually effect them, and above all...they will be fighting a losing battle,trying to enforce an unconstitutional violation of law abiding citizens which are armed to the teeth with weapons that make them the biggest underdog in history.

My point is that many of them are just cowards. They have to live in the very communities that they are supposed to be enforcing this corrupt miscarriage of a law. How do you think that'll go over? they aren't that stupid regardless of how big the egos of these power hungry, self proclaimed gods may be. Just look at Hurricane Katrina and how many of these big, tough, law abusing cowards abandoned their posts.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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I live in Rensselaer county NY and the legislature put out this statement in regards to the recently passed Safe Act.


Rensselaer County Legislature Tuesday Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature have introduced a resolution affirming the rights provided under the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Legislators feel the recent state legislation was adopted in a rushed manner with adequate oversight or involvement by legislators and members of the public. The press release is below: Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature have introduced a resolution affirming support for the Second Amendment of the Constitution and the rights of law-abiding gun owners for consideration at the February meeting of the Legislature. The resolution also opposes gun control legislation proposed by the governor and adopted by the State Legislature, and various proposals on the federal level. The resolution will be considered at the Legislature’s February 8 meeting.

“This is legislation that impacts law-abiding citizens, and does little to disarm dangerous criminals or deal with the problems of the dangerously mentally ill,” said Legislator Lester Goodermote. “I have gotten many calls and correspondence from residents outraged by this legislation and the impact on their constitutional rights. They feel like their rights are being trampled on,” said Legislator Judith Breselor. In introducing the county legislation, county lawmakers said the state and federal legislation and proposals will unfairly infringe on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and also do little to improve public safety. Legislators said that a comprehensive approach to dealing with mental illness would be an effective way to begin dealing with recent incidences of violence. Legislators have introduced a resolution for the February meeting seeking an expansion of Kendra’s Law, which allows for treatment of dangerously mentally ill persons. Legislators also note the state legislation was adopted in a hurry and with little public comment or review. The federal proposals may be enacted via executive order, a move constitution and legal scholars have called into question. Legal challenges are being readied to challenge the state legislation.

“These laws are being introduced and adopted in a rush and the rights of residents deserve better. Since these laws were introduced, I have heard from hundreds of residents who are upset and feel as though their rights are being ignored,” said Legislator Leon Fiacco. “The legislative majority has supported the Second Amendment for years, and we are once again working to ensure the many law-abiding citizens in our county have their voice heard and rights protected,” said Legislator Thomas Walsh Sr.


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I am sorry, I know it's long but I thought it w important to note that we in NY are fighting this unconstitutional ban. Also a class action lawsuit was filed today.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:53 AM
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Okay, so if the cops enforce bad laws and are merciless in doing so they are bad cops. (which I won't at all disagree that the nation has entirely too many of). However, if they throw their badges in the trunk and say 'screw this' to take care of their own family and help their neighbors in a time of true crisis rather than bust heads and kick butt during something like Katrina, they are cowards?

You realize you basically leave Police Officers with NO way to win in your view, right? Damned if they do and damned if they don't ....right or wrong.


How does that translate to this thread topic directly? If they enforce the laws to confiscate whatever guns are banned in the first waves of new regulation, they are evil, bad and out to get us ..... but if they don't enforce the laws they're cowards in this situation as well? I'm not reading you well on that part. You might also consider WHY so many cops develop an "us vs them" mentality.

In general though, my Father was a cop for 15 years. It means I spent my whole life into my mid teens around law enforcement and cops. I take a slightly different view of the world (A VERY different view in some cases) as a result. I've certainly had some bad experiences in life with bad cops but I've known some of the best people in life who happened to wear a badge and do a really thankless job SOMEONE has to to do, as well.

Good and Bad everywhere......and hating ALL cops is like hating ALL of any group. ignor....oh never mind.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 02:43 AM
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Originally posted by DaTroof
Cops shouldn't be so lenient with laws THEY don't like.


A sheriff isn't "a cop", he's an elected official who answers to the citizens of his county. In that respect, if the majority of his county's citizens take exception to a federal law, the sheriff has a sworn duty to scrutinize it. If, following that scrutiny, the sheriff determines that federal law is unconstitutional or not in his constituents' best interests, then he is under no oath to enforce it. Sheriffs usually swear an oath to follow their conscience and to be stewards of the people's trust.

Seriously, take the "bad cop" piss and whine elsewhere. County sheriffs (and their deputies) flat out rock! I've known more than a few of them and can honestly say I found most of them to be genuinely good people.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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You wanna talk treason? Treason is the cashier at McDonalds who refused to give my double cheeseburger with 3 patties. Last time I checked, I had the right to the pursuit of happiness. Socialists.





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