Monday, March 18, 2013

Colorado sheriff: New gun laws will not be enforced

Calling the new gun laws passed by the Colorado legislature on Friday “unenforceable,” Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said his office would not enforce them, as reported today on The bills, which are expected to be signed soon by the state’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper, require background checks on the private transfer and sale of firearms and limit magazine capacity at 15 rounds. Cooke said the proposed new gun laws provide a “false sense of security” and will not be enforced.

Speaking of those proposed gun laws, “They’re feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” said Sheriff Cooke.

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa also announced his opposition to the new gun laws, saying the laws were hastily crafted and unenforceable. The FoxNews story also said of Maketa that “He said he would destroy the database if anyone tried to get their hands on it and would intervene if government agents started arresting county residents for exercising their constitutional rights.”

As more state legislatures respond to pressure from the public, reacting to shooting tragedies, to enact more laws and regulations on gun rights, it is expected there will be more opposition from sheriffs and other elected officials who are responding likewise to public demand for the protection of gun rights. A new round of federal laws and regulations that is expected soon to come from the White House and the Congress is also expected to face opposition at the state and local level from law enforcement officials and other public officials. Many county sheriffs and other public officials at the local and county level have previously stated they will not enforce any unconstitutional gun regulations or laws that come out of Washington DC.

Full article: http://www.examiner. … rced?cid=db_articles

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