posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 06:46 PM
This is the law of the land: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear
Arms, shall not be infringed." If you study the origins of this statement, "well regulated" means "able to shoot straight," and "Militia" means
every able bodied man (person) who is capable of bearing arms. "Militia" does NOT mean "National Guard" and "well regulated" does NOT mean
encumbered with restrictions. A "well regulated" clock keeps perfect time. That's what it means.
Now, given that this is the law of the land, how can any jurisdiction ever add more laws to countermand this? It seems to me that so-called "laws"
that restrict the second amendment are themselves illegal. For example, refusing to issue a "concealed carry permit," itself unnecessary given the
second amendment, is a clear prohibition against the right to "bear arms." Places like California, Illinois, and New York do this as a matter of
course. (Please note their gun crime statistics are higher than average and higher than places where gun laws are less restrictive. In other words, if
the goal is to reduce gun crime, these laws demonstrably do not work.) That's why a lot of states have laws that reflect a "shall issue" provision
which means the granting of such permits cannot be denied without some issue to the contrary.
These sheriffs who are refusing to "enforce" these restrictive laws passed by local politicians are doing so because in their view a higher
authority, namely the US Constitution, says otherwise. In other words, these local laws are simply and obviously illegal. It would be the same issue
if some law said you could not practice a certain unpopular religion, or that you did not have the right to peaceably assemble and present grievances.
So accusing these sheriffs of "selectively not enforcing the law" is a silly accusation. These sheriffs swore an oath to protect the Constitution of
the United States. They DID NOT swear an oath to do whatever Mayor Bloomberg says, or whatever city councilman decides everyone else should
do.,whether it is to limit the size of a can of soda or prevent people from bearing arms.
If you value local illegal laws more than you do the Constitution, tyen in my view, that's tantamount to treason.